CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Ketamine RSI for head injury

Traditionally ketamine was contra-indicated for use in rapid sequence intubation of the head injured patient. This view has since been debunked. Recent evidence suggests that ketamine may actually be useful in this setting
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)

Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is an airway management technique that produces inducing immediate unresponsiveness (induction agent) and muscular relaxation (neuromuscular blocking agent) and is the fastest and most effective means of controlling the emergency airway
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Pretreatment drugs for RSI

Traditionally there are four options for pretreatment for Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI): atropine, lidocaine, fentanyl, and defasciculating dose of a non-depolarising neuromuscular blocker