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Etomidate Vs. Ketamine: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) induction agent selection remains a heavily debated matter. Etomidate causes adrenal suppression in critically ill patients triggering a groundswell of support in favor of ketamine. (Albert 2011, Jabre 2009) However, the existing literature comparing etomidate …

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Resuscitation

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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Resuscitation

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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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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