The LSUHSC New Orleans
Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Presents

The Student Procedure Manual


Rapid Sequence Induction

by Kevin Martinez
with Patrick Hymel

Indications
Procedure
Complications

Indications

Procedure

  1. Preoxygenate the patient for 5 minutes with 100% oxygen by facemask or 4 tidal volume breaths of 100% oxygen if patient is conscious.
  2. Prepare equipment for intubation.
  3. Pretreatment

    *If possible, wait, 2 minutes for pretreatment to take effect

  4. Induction.
  5. Apply cricoid pressure (Sellick maneuver)
    Important in preventing aspiration.
  6. Paralysis
  7. Intubate (see endotracheal intubation)
  8. Release cricoid pressure once ETT placement is confirmed via auscultation or end tidal CO2

Complications

 


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