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Rebellion21: Ketamine vs Etomidate for RSI via Rob J. Bryant, MD

Ketamine has been the recent go to for the hemodynamically compromised intubation. In this 18-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Rob J. Bryant, MD reviews several studies of Ketamine vs Etomidate to clarify the current rationale for or against …

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ResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Cast Episode 65: Optimal Order of Drug Administration in Rapid Sequence Intubation

Background Information: The sequential administration of a sedative and neuromuscular blocking agent (NMBA) to facilitate the passage of an endotracheal tube is a common method of intubating in both the emergency department (ED) and intensive care unit (ICU). In fact, 85% …

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Procedures and SkillsResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

PreVent: Bag-Mask Ventilation Prior to Intubation

Background: Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)  is a common procedure performed by both emergency clinicians and intensivists. Although the procedure is complex, the major pieces are pre-oxygenation, administration of a sedative agent in close proximity with a paralytic, laryngoscopy and placement of …

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Resuscitation

REBEL Core Cast 4.0 – RSI Cheat Codes

Take Home Points Bed Up Head Elevated (BUHE) position is a simple intervention that can reduce the rate of intubation-related complications. The bougie should be considered standard practice in all intubations and has an NNT = 11 for 1st pass …

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Procedures and Skills

Cricoid Pressure in Airway Management: The IRIS Trial

Background: Cricoid pressure is dead, right? Many have made this claim including a brilliant argument against its use by John Hinds here. Despite the many eulogies, we continue to hear about cricoid pressure so it makes sense that we dive …

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Procedures and Skills

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