Rapid sequence induction in urgent care settings
Rob Fenwick Charge nurse in the emergency department, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, Shropshire
Rob Fenwick explains why, in providing emergency anaesthesia to critically ill patients, failing to plan is planning to fail
In the management of critically ill patients in emergency departments, rapid sequence induction (RSI) of anaesthesia is often required. This article examines the elements of RSI that are necessary before before endotracheal tube placement and reviews the findings of a national audit project, conducted by Royal College of Anaesthetists and Difficult Airway Society. It also considers the role of nurses in RSI procedures.
Emergency Nurse. 21, 10,16-24. doi: 10.7748/en2014.03.21.10.16.e1247Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 23 July 2013
Accepted: 20 January 2014