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Emergency Medical Minute


Nov 9, 2018

Educational Pearls:

  • RSI includes induction agent (sedative) and a paralytic
  • Succinylcholine is a depolarizing paralytic of rapid onset and short duration with contraindications in hyperkalemic states and muscular dystrophy
  • Rocuronium and vecuronium are longer acting, non-depolarizing paralytic, more commonly
  • Common...

Sep 24, 2018

Author:  Sam Killian, MD

Educational Pearls:


  • Two high quality randomized control trials published in 2018 demonstrated no difference in mortality or neurologic outcomes when using a supraglottic airway compared to endotracheal intubation in out of hospital cardiac arrest
  • These two trials enrolled over a combined...