Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Q: Etomidate also has partial analgesic effect. 

A) True 
B) False

Answer: B

Etomidate has absolutely no analgesic effect. The objective of the above question is to emphasize that  an opioid analgesic, such as fentanyl, should be considered few minutes prior to intubation to blunt the noxious stimulation of the upper airway due to laryngoscopy and insertion of endotracheal tube.



Schneider, RE, Caro, DA. Pretreatment agents. In: Manual of Emergency Airway Management, Walls, RM (Eds), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2004. p.185.

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