Challenges and advances in intubation: rapid sequence intubation.

@article{Mace2008ChallengesAA,
  title={Challenges and advances in intubation: rapid sequence intubation.},
  author={Sharon Elizabeth Mace},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={1043-68, x}
}
Rapid sequence intubation is the process involving administration of a sedative (eg, induction agent) followed almost immediately by a neuromuscular blocking agent to facilitate endotracheal intubation The purpose of emergency RSI is to make emergent intubation easier and safer, thereby increasing the success rate of intubation while decreasing the complications. Possible disadvantages are complications from the additional drugs, prolonged intubation with hypoxia, and precipitating an emergent… CONTINUE READING

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