What is included in pretreatment for difficult airway assessment of rapid sequence intubation (RSI)?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Keith A Lafferty, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Consider administration of drugs to mitigate the adverse effects associated with intubation.

See Anesthesia for more information.

Paralysis with induction

Administer a rapidly acting induction agent to produce loss of consciousness.

Administer a neuromuscular blocking agent immediately after the induction agent.

These medications should be administered as an intravenous push.

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