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Rapid Sequence Intubation Induction Agents - #PHARMFAX

Rapid sequence intubation is commonly done to secure an airway in the ED.

 

Rapid sequence intubation is commonly done to secure an airway in the ED. That means they'll need drugs, so we're on deck. RSI requires induction/paralytic agents. Induction agents make you unconcious and amnestic to the procedure. We've got several options; etomidate, propofol, and midazolam act on the GABA receptor, while ketamine is a NMDA receptor antagonist. Each come with unique properties that gives you options for the best patient-centered agent. For more PHARMFAX in the drug bank, comment below, whats your favorite induction agent?


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