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RSI Indications & Decision Making

Presentation regarding the clinical and logistic basis for RSI decision-making in the pre-hospital setting

Practical skills and processes are an important part of pre-hospital airway management, but perhaps more important is the clinical decision-making that accompanies them. Pre-hospital airway management, particularly Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI), carries a risk of significant harm. Therefore, a thorough assessment of risks and benefits must be performed, by senior clinicians, taking into account the patient’s specific pathophysiology, co-morbidities and anticipated clinical course. In this next step Dave Paradise (KSS HEMS Consultant) discusses the indications for pre-hospital intubation and an approach to decision-making.

Please refer back to the steps on RSI, that are available in week 3

The next activity will go into the details of pre-hospital RSI and airway management equipment.

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