Folks, this is Dr Seth Trueger, Chief Resident at Mt Sinai Hospital EM department, New York City. THIS IS A MUST WATCH EPISODE!
Under the mentorship of Mr EmCrit himself (Dr Scott Weingart), check out what cool critical care airway research they have been doing!
He is a generous guy and made available the slides for download from his talk here
I have used DSI on a critical retrieval patient with severe pneumonia. It works! When your starting SaO2 is 70%, thats a risky intubation with RSI! In my case I used some fentanyl and that worked fine. Seth talks about this during his presentation. If you decide to control the airway, I dont think fentanyl is a bad choice for DSI personally. As Napoleon once said, if you think of taking Vienna, then take Vienna!
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