Rapid Sequence Intubation. Neil Laws CareFlite Ft. Worth. Objectives. Indications Contraindications Complications Pharmacology Procedure. Indications. Patients who cannot tolerate awake intubations. Combative patients with compromised airways. Patients with depressed LOC
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It is ideal to let the patient spontaneously breathe 100% O2 for 4-5 minutes to wash out the nitrogen reservoir and establish an oxygen reservoir.
If the patient is not breathing adequately, or you are unable to wait 4-5 minutes, 4 vital capacity breaths are adequate. 1-2 minutes of preoxygenation with 100% O2 is preferred.Oxygenation