Bite-Sized Basics: Urgent Endotracheal Intubation

The Urgent Endotracheal Intubation (UEI) describes the primary intubation scenario that occurs in the ED where intubation must proceed in a semi-rapid or rapid fashion due to the patient’s clinical state.

We discuss the Rapid Sequence Intubation, the mainstay of the UEI with the longest history and firmest evidence base.

In Beyond the Basics we look at alternatives to RSI including:

– Modified RSI

– Rapid Sequence Airway (RSA)

– Delayed Sequence Intubation (DSI)

– Awake Intubation

– Inevitable Surgical Airway

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