https://www.google.com/#q=rapid+sequence+intubation&safe=offCan someone explain to me Rapid Sequence Intubation and what LMA is?
For some reason I get different responses from different residents.
RSI is a technique by which the patient and induced and the airway is secured with an endotracheal tube as quickly as is safely possible. Typically the induction drug and paralytic are given nearly simultaneously, fast acting drugs/doses are chosen, no attempt is made to ventilate the patient prior to intubation, and some voodoo cricoid pressure is applied to ward off evil spirits. Usual indication is a full stomach, and the objective in intubating quickly is to minimize the time the patient is induced and vulnerable to aspiration. There are some variations to this, but that's the classic unmodified "true" RSI.Can someone explain to me Rapid Sequence Intubation and what LMA is?