Tag: Rapid Sequence Intubation

REBEL Cast Ep122 – Delayed vs Rapid Sequence Intubation in Agitated Trauma Patients

Background: Getting a definitive airway in a critically ill trauma patient can be a stressful situation.  The potential for soiled airways, cervical spine injuries, maxillofacial injuries and head injuries combined with agitation/delirium, altered mental status and hypoxemia can make securing …

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Procedures and SkillsTrauma

Peri-Intubation Hypotension – Dose Induction Dose Matter?

Background: Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) is a procedure fraught with potential complications including hypotension which, in turn, can result in cardiovascular collapse. While there are numerous potential causes of hypotension peri-RSI, induction medications represent an important, modifiable variable. Over the …

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Procedures and Skills

REBEL Cast Ep120: Etomidate vs Ketamine for RSI in the ED?

Background: Standard rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in the emergency department involves administration of an induction agent and a neuroblocking agent in quick succession.  RSI inherently carries with it risks of complications such as post-intubation hypotension and cardiac arrest in the …

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Procedures and SkillsResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Cast Ep112: The Pre-AeRATE Trial – HFNC vs NC for RSI

Background: Hypoxemia is a commonly encountered adverse event during rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in the ED.  Critically ill patients in the ED often have a lack of physiologic reserve, decreased cardiac output, increased shunting, and reduced pulmonary reserves.  Therefore, a …

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The EvK Trial: Ketamine vs Etomidate for Rapid Sequence Intubation

Background: The use of ketamine and etomidate for induction in rapid sequence intubation is heavily debated. The Ketased Trial (Jabre 2009) reported no significant difference between the two induction agents. However, recently the National Emergency Airway Registry reported ketamine is …

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