What is included in the postprocedure treatment of 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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Secure the ET tube into place.

Initiate mechanical ventilation.

Obtain a chest radiograph. Assess pulmonary status. Note this modality does not confirm placement; rather, it assesses the height above the carina. Ensure that mainstem intubation has not occurred.

Administer appropriate analgesic and sedative agents for patient comfort, to decrease O2 demand, and to decrease ICP.


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