CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Delayed sequence intubation (DSI)

Delayed sequence intubation (DSI) is procedural sedation, where the procedure is preoxygenation. DSI may be useful in the patient for whom rapid sequence intubation would inevitably result in significant hypoxaemia because they cannot be preoxygenated by other means

better late than never…

The case. An obese 86 year old female is bought to ED by private car with a 5-6 day history of progressive dyspnoea and fevers. She is promptly rushed into the resus bay in extremis with cyanosis & poor respiratory…