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).
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