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Anaphylaxis, “Answers”

1. How do you define anaphylaxis?  When and how do you give a patient with anaphylaxis epinephrine? How does age or past medical history factor in your decision? Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction, with rapid onset after contact with the … Continue reading

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RSI Episode 2: Induction, “Answers”

1. Describe what an induction agent is and what the optimal characteristics   are for an induction agent to be used in RSI. Ron Walls states that the optimal induction agent “would smoothly and quickly render the patient unconscious, unresponsive … Continue reading

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RSI Episode 2: Induction, Questions

Coming soon: the finale to our August 2011 magnum opus on ACS! September 2011 1. What are the optimal characteristics for an induction agent for RSI? 2. What are the pros and cons for the following induction agents: etomidate, ketamine, … Continue reading

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Rapid Sequence Intubation, Episode 1: “Answers”

1. What is RSI, and why do we use it for most ED intubations? “Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) is the administration, after preoxygenation, of a potent induction agent followed immediately by a rapidly acting neuromuscular blocking agent to induce unconsciousness … Continue reading

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Rapid Sequence Intubation, Episode 1: Questions

1. What is RSI, and why do we use it for most ED intubations?  2. What are the “Seven P’s” of RSI? 3. Atropine, fentanyl, and lidocaine are some of the typical agents used in the pretreatment phase of RSI.  … Continue reading

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