Corpus ID: 51799414

Rapid sequence intubation in adults

  title={Rapid sequence intubation in adults},
  author={Aaron E. Bair and Ron M. Walls},
INTRODUCTION — The first task of any clinician managing an acutely unstable patient is to secure the airway. In most circumstances, emergency clinicians use rapid sequence intubation (RSI) to accomplish this task. RSI incorporates a rapidly acting sedative (ie, induction) agent and a neuromuscular blocking (ie, paralytic) agent to create optimal intubating conditions and enable rapid control of the airway. RSI presupposes the patient is at risk for aspiration of stomach contents and… Expand