Much has been written regarding the benefits of apneic oxygenation. The physiological underpinnings are sound with minimal logistical and resource based costs. As such it has enjoyed widespread adoption throughout the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care world. Despite its popularity, the evidence supporting its use has been less inspirational. Recently, a meta-analysis published in Annals […]
A recent publication in Chest by Semler et al examined the utility of the ramped position for the emergent intubation of patients in the ICU (1). The results not only call into question our use of this technique, but more importantly the outcomes we use to evaluate the efficacy of airway interventions outside the pristine […]
Tales are often told of an exhausted travel who has lost their way in the desert, and are drawn astray by the the sight of a lush oasis. But as they draw close, their salvation vanishes only to reappear on the distant horizon. This optical tormentor continues to lead the hapless travelers further and further […]
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.