Introduction 0 Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has recently emerged as a fundamental treatment for patients with acute exacerbation of obstructive lung disease or cardiogenic pulmonary edema, often avoiding intubation. However, some patients have difficulty tolerating this therapy due to anxiety. Dexmedetomidine (PRECEDEX) is an attractive sedative to manage this problem, since it may be titrated and […]
Delayed Sequence Intubation (DSI) is a procedural sedation, the procedure in this case being effective preoxygenation. Give ketamine, put them on the mask, and in 3 minutes paralyze and intubate.
It seems the government and other specialties are trying hard to make sedation as difficult as possible in the ED. We must persevere to provide the best procedural sedation to allow maximal comfort and safety for our patients. This continues the discussion started in Part I.
This is the audio only version of the previous post (Part I of the Sedation Talk).