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The full stomach

Created: 2/11/2004



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


Tilting table
Full monitoring with suction ready
Trained assistant 
IV access
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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