Rapid-Sequence Intubation Better Than Etomidate Alone for Prehospital Intubation

Daniel Pallin, MD, MPH   More support for RSI versus sedation-assisted intubation.   Use of rapid-sequence intubation (RSI) in the prehospital setting is controversial. In a prospective crossover trial, these authors compared laryngoscopy conditions and intubation success rates with etomidate-only (0.3 mg/kg) intubation and RSI using etomidate (same dose) plus succinylcholine (1.5 mg/kg).   Each of... Read more..