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Will pancuronium cause the death of the patient if not intubated?
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Need ventilation
Pancuronium is a medication that causes neuromuscular blockade, meaning that it stops skeletal muscle from working.
The heart will beat, but the muscles that control breathing will stop. Breathing must be supported while the medication is in effect. Breathing is usually supported with a breathing tube and mechanical ventilation, but mask ventilation or an lma could support breathing too.

In brief: Need ventilation
Pancuronium is a medication that causes neuromuscular blockade, meaning that it stops skeletal muscle from working.
The heart will beat, but the muscles that control breathing will stop. Breathing must be supported while the medication is in effect. Breathing is usually supported with a breathing tube and mechanical ventilation, but mask ventilation or an lma could support breathing too.
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: Yes
Ince it is given the patients respirations must be supported either via intubation and mechanical ventilation or by another method of assisted ventilation.

In brief: Yes
Ince it is given the patients respirations must be supported either via intubation and mechanical ventilation or by another method of assisted ventilation.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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