Rapid-sequence intubation of the pediatric patient. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

@article{Gerardi1996RapidsequenceIO,
  title={Rapid-sequence intubation of the pediatric patient. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians.},
  author={Michael J Gerardi and Alfred D Sacchetti and Richard M. Cantor and John P Santamaria and Marianne Gausche and Wendy Lucid and George L. Foltin},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={55-74}
}
Airway compromise is the most common cause of death and severe morbidity in acutely ill and injured children. Rapid-sequence intubation (RSI) is a technique for emergency airway control designed to maximize successful endotracheal intubation while minimizing the adverse physiologic effects of this procedure. RSI requires familiarity with patient evaluation, airway-management techniques, sedation agents, neuromuscular blocking agents, additional adjunctive agents, and postintubation management… CONTINUE READING