What is rapid sequence intubation (RSI)?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Keith A Lafferty, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Airway management is arguably one of the most important skills for an emergency physician to master because failure to secure an adequate airway can quickly lead to death or disability. [1] Endotracheal intubation using rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is the cornerstone of emergency airway management. [2, 3]


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