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Emergency Nurse, 03 2014, vol./is. 21/10(16-24), 1354-5752;1354-5752 (2014 Mar)
In the management of critically ill patients in emergency departments, rapid sequence induction (RSI) of anaesthesia is often required. This article examines the elements of RSI that are necessary before before endotracheal tube placement and reviews the findings of a national audit project, conducted by Royal College of Anaesthetists and Difficult Airway Society. It also considers the role of nurses in RSI procedures.
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