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Et tube Size
7.5-8.0 in women

8.0-8.5 in men

Always have available 1 smaller and 1 larger than indicated
Indications for intubation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1. Respiratory insufficiency
2. Airway obstruction
3.Inability to protect airway (AMS)
4. Need for hyperventilation (head injury)
5. Anticipated or impending airway compromise
Clues to potentially difficult airway
1. Massive facial or neck trauma
2. Morbid obesity, short/thick neck or recessed chin
3. Inability to extend neck or open the mouth
4. Anatomical deformity/ obstruction
Inital Management of Resp. Distress
1. Give O2
2. Chin lift or head tilt
3. Clear airway/suction
Sedative Drug choices for RSI
Etomidate
Methohexital
Midazolam
Fentanyl
Ketamine
Thiopental
Neuromuscular Blockade choices for RSI
Succinylcholine
Vecuronium
Rocuronium
Succinylcholine
-Depolarizing Neuromuscular Blockade
Dose:1-1.5 mg/kg in adults
Onset: 45-60 sec
Duration:5-10 min
1st line drug
Counterindicated: Hyperkalemia