What are the phases of medication administration in rapid sequence intubation (RSI)?

Updated: Feb 28, 2019
  • Author: Keith A Lafferty, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is predicated on the administration of medications in a specific sequence. The two phases of medication administration are induction and paralysis. In general, preoxygenation is carried out while medications are being drawn up.


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