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The full stomach

Created: 2/11/2004

 

Introduction

Requires a rapid sequence induction (RSI)
Minimise gastric pH and volume via pharmacology or nasogastric tube

RSI

Tilting table
Full monitoring with suction ready
Trained assistant 
IV access
PRE-OXYGENATION FOR 3 MINUTES
Appropriate sleep dose of induction agent
Cricoid pressure
Suxamethonium 1 mg/kg
Laryngoscopy and intubation when patient relaxed
Check position before releasing cricoid
Secure tube


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