What are the SFAR-SRLF joint guidelines on the performance of rapid sequence intubation in the intensive care unit (ICU)?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Keith A Lafferty, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Answer

Consider all patients admitted to ICUs at risk of complicated intubation.

In order to reduce the risk of a complicated intubation, use careful preparation and take steps to maintain oxygenation and cardiovascular stability, which will help anticipate and prevent respiratory and hemodynamic complications.

Differentiate risk factors for a complicated intubation from predictive factors of a difficult intubation.

An additional recommendation for pediatric patients is to consider all patients to be at risk for complicated intubation.


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