Positioning, Pre-Oxygenation, Prongs, Preparation, Pharmacology, Placement, Post-intubation care. These are the 7 P's that should now be the standard approach to RSI in the Emergency Department.
Dr Gary Middleton provides a demonstration of the scalpel-finger-tube emergency surgical airway technique published by Paix and Griggs in EMA 2011.
It's not always necessary to have every last test result and the answer to all possible questions before the referral is made..
More data to contemplate .. will this affect your practice?
Until gastroscopy becomes a core ED skill we will have a limited amount we can do for the H + M patient ..
In the sub-population of ED patients who are older and acutely unwell early control of significant hyperglycaemia may help during the resuscitation phase ..