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ketamine sequence intubation

Gregory J Hollis, Toby M Keene, Rory M Ardlie, David Ge Caldicott, Stuart G Stapleton
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe prehospital use of ketamine by ACT Ambulance Service, and frequency of endotracheal intubation. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients receiving prehospital ketamine between 1 January and 31 December 2013. Episodes were identified from the prehospital electronic patient care records, then linkage to ED records at two receiving hospitals. Demographics, dose, indication and occasions of intubation were analysed...
October 3, 2016: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Sergey Motov, Steven Rosenbaum, Gary M Vilke, Yuko Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Whether acute or chronic, emergency physicians frequently encounter patients reporting pain. It is the responsibility of the emergency physician to assess and evaluate, and if appropriate, safely and effectively reduce pain. Recently, analgesics other than opioids are being considered in an effort to provide safe alternatives for pain management in the emergency department (ED). Opioids have significant adverse effects such as respiratory depression, hypotension, and sedation, to say nothing of their potential for abuse...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Brian E Driver, Robert F Reardon
Some patients are agitated and unable to tolerate conventional preoxygenation methods, including face mask oxygen or noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation. Sedation with ketamine for preoxygenation, also known as delayed sequence intubation, is a technique that can be used to achieve preoxygenation in this patient population. No complications of delayed sequence intubation have previously been reported. A 60-year-old woman presented with acute hypoxic respiratory failure. Despite application of high-flow oxygen (60 L/min) with a nonrebreather face mask, her oxygen saturation remained at 93%...
September 27, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Leressè Pillay, Timothy Hardcastle
INTRODUCTION: Establishing a definitive airway in order to ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation is an important aspect of resuscitation of the polytrauma patient . AIM: To review the relevant literature that compares the different drugs used for rapid sequence intubation (RSI) of trauma patients, specifically reviewing: premedication, induction agents and neuromuscular blocking agents across the prehospital, emergency department and operating room setting, and to present the best practices based on the reviewed evidence...
September 19, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Karim Nasseri, Sanaz Arvien
OBJECTIVE: Despite the many complications of succinylcholine, it is still widely used as a superior muscle relaxant for rapid sequence induction. One of these complications is postoperative myalgia (POM). The aim of this study was to investigate the prophylactic effect of low-dose ketamine on the incidence and severity of POM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this double-blind clinical study, a total of 148 patients scheduled for general anesthesia were randomly divided into two equal groups...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
Başak Ceyda Meço, Ahmet Onat Bermede, Zekeriyya Alanoğlu, Olcay Yaka, Neslihan Alkış
OBJECTIVE: This prospective, randomized, double-blinded study aimed to compare the effects of three different doses of ketamine or lidocaine on intubating conditions and haemodynamics in a rapid-sequence induction model with 3 mg kg(-1) propofol and 0.6 mg kg(-1) rocuronium. METHODS: A total of 128 ASA I-III patients who were scheduled for elective surgery were randomized in the following five groups: Group 1 (n=24), 1 mg kg(-1) lidocaine+3 mg kg(-1) propofol+0...
February 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
John A Taylor, Corinne Michele Hohl
Clinical question Does delayed sequence intubation (DSI) improve preoxygenation and safety when intubating otherwise uncooperative patients? Article chosen Weingart SD, Trueger S, Wong N, et al. Delayed sequence intubation: a prospective observational study. Ann Emerg Med 2015;65(4):349-55. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.09.025 OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the administration of ketamine 3 minutes prior to the administration of a muscle relaxant allows for optimal preoxygenation in uncooperative patients undergoing intubation...
February 25, 2016: CJEM
Michael J Miescier, Robert J Bryant, Douglas S Nelson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Joshua Bucher, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Intubation of the neurologically injured patient is a critical procedure that must be done in a manner to prevent further neurologic injury. Although many different medications and techniques have been used to meet specific needs, there is little to no evidence to support many claims. OBJECTIVE: To review the literature regarding important topics relating to intubating patients with neurologic injury. DISCUSSION: Airway management requires ideal preoxygenation and airway maneuvers to minimize manipulation of the larynx and to maximize first-pass success...
December 2015: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Mi-Hyun Kim, Ah-Young Oh, Sung-Hee Han, Jin-Hee Kim, Jung-Won Hwang, Young-Tae Jeon
STUDY OBJECTIVES: We compared magnesium sulphate with control, ketamine, rocuronium prime, and large-dose rocuronium (0.9 mg/kg) with regard to intubation conditions during rapid-sequence induction. DESIGN: This is a prospective, randomized, double-blinded study. SETTING: The setting is at an operating room in a university-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS: One hundred ten patients scheduled for general anesthesia were randomly allocated to the following 5 groups in equal numbers...
November 2015: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Annalisa Capuano, Maria Giuseppa Sullo, Concetta Rafaniello, Liberata Sportiello, Pierfrancesco Fusco, Macella De Vizia, Fausto Ferraro
Rocuronium is a non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent (NDNMBA), employed in the clinic as an adjunct to general anesthesia to facilitate tracheal intubation rapid sequence, and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery. Many cases of resistance to neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) have been anecdotally reported. There are specific pathologic states, such as upper motor neuron lesions, severe thermal injuries, liver disease, renal failure, disuse atrophy, all of which show an increased resistance to the effects of nondepolarizing muscle relaxants...
July 2015: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
Richard M Lyon, Zane B Perkins, Debamoy Chatterjee, David J Lockey, Malcolm Q Russell
INTRODUCTION: Rapid Sequence Induction of anaesthesia (RSI) is the recommended method to facilitate emergency tracheal intubation in trauma patients. In emergency situations, a simple and standardised RSI protocol may improve the safety and effectiveness of the procedure. A crucial component of developing a standardised protocol is the selection of induction agents. The aim of this study is to compare the safety and effectiveness of a traditional RSI protocol using etomidate and suxamethonium with a modified RSI protocol using fentanyl, ketamine and rocuronium...
2015: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Stephen Rush, Eric Boccio, Chetan U Kharod, Jason D'Amore
This article highlights recent advances made in U.S. Air Force Pararescue Medical Operations in relation to tactical evacuation procedures. Most of these changes have been adopted and adapted from civilian medicine practice, and some have come from shared experiences with partner nations. Patient assessment includes a more comprehensive evaluation for hemorrhage and indications for hemorrhagic control. Ketamine has replaced morphine and fentanyl as the primary sedative used during rapid sequence intubation and procedural sedation...
March 2015: Military Medicine
E Andrew, A de Wit, B Meadley, S Cox, S Bernard, K Smith
OBJECTIVE: The optimal staffing of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) is uncertain. An intensive care paramedic-staffed HEMS has operated in the state of Victoria, Australia for over 28 years, with paramedics capable of performing advanced procedures, including rapid sequence intubation, decompression of tension pneumothorax, and cricothyroidotomy. Administration of a wide range of vasoactive, anesthetic, and analgesic medications is also permitted. We sought to explore the characteristics of patients transported by HEMS in Victoria, and describe paramedic utilization of their skill set in the prehospital environment...
July 2015: Prehospital Emergency Care
Adam Chesters, Timothy Webb
BACKGROUND: Ketamine is a widely used drug that, depending on the dose administered, may be used as an analgesic or as a sedative or anaesthetic agent. A number of features make it attractive for prehospital use. At Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust, as with other services and under the guidance of a standard operating procedure, ketamine is used for both procedural sedation and as an anaesthetic agent for rapid sequence intubation. Guidelines exist that define levels of sedation and detail minimum standards of monitoring and personnel required for each level...
December 2015: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
Scott D Weingart, N Seth Trueger, Nelson Wong, Joseph Scofi, Neil Singh, Soren S Rudolph
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We investigate a new technique for the emergency airway management of patients with altered mental status preventing adequate preoxygenation. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, multicenter study of patients whose medical condition led them to impede optimal preintubation preparation because of delirium. A convenience sample of emergency department and ICU patients was enrolled. Patients received a dissociative dose of ketamine, allowing preoxygenation with high-flow nonrebreather mask or noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV)...
April 2015: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Asad E Patanwala, Courtney B McKinney, Brian L Erstad, John C Sakles
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare first-pass intubation success between patients who received etomidate versus ketamine for rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data recorded in a quality improvement database between July 1, 2007, and December 31, 2012. The study was conducted in an academic ED in the United States. All patients who received etomidate or ketamine as part of RSI were included...
January 2014: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
A A Koster, F Pappalardo, S Silvetti, U Schirmer, J U Lueth, R Dummler, M Emmerich, M Schmitt, G Kirchne, D Kececioglu, E Sandica
Isolated ventricular non-compaction is a rare cardiomyopathy associated with left heart failure, severe arrhythmias and thromboembolism. We report about our interdisciplinary strategy in a patient with severe isolated ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy scheduled for caesarean section in general anaesthesia. Monitoring included placement of an arterial line, a central venous catheter and a pulmonary artery catheter with pacing option. Small introducer gates were placed in the femoral artery and vein to facilitate quick percutaneous institution of extracorporeal life support via extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in case of acute cardiac failure refractory to medical treatment...
2013: Heart, Lung and Vessels
Joanna L Stollings, Daniel A Diedrich, Lance J Oyen, Daniel R Brown
OBJECTIVE: To summarize published data regarding the steps of rapid-sequence intubation (RSI); review premedications, induction agents, neuromuscular blockers (NMB), and studies supporting use or avoidance; and discuss the benefits and deficits of combinations of induction agents and NMBs used when drug shortages occur. DATA SOURCE: A search of Medline databases (1966-October 2013) was conducted. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Databases were searched using the terms rapid-sequence intubation, fentanyl, midazolam, atropine, lidocaine, phenylephrine, ketamine, propofol, etomidate thiopental, succinylcholine, vecuronium, atracurium, and rocuronium...
January 2014: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Shirley Dsouza, Deepa Barad, Sidhesh Bharne
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October 2012: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
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