BONUS PodSwap: RSI Drugs with Nurse Mo From Straight A Nursing Podcast

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BONUS PodSwap: RSI Drugs with Nurse Mo From Straight A Nursing Podcast

April 23, 2024

BONUS PodSwap: RSI Drugs with Nurse Mo From Straight A Nursing Podcast

On this special PodSwap Episode, you will be hearing from Nurse Mo from the Straight A Nursing Podcast! She does an amazing job breaking down all the pharmacology of medications we use for Rapid Sequence Intubation or RSI.

Rapid sequence intubation, a procedure performed to emergently intubate a patient with an intact gag reflex in cases of acute respiratory failure and/or cardiovascular collapse. As a nurse working in the emergency department or ICU, you will be obtaining and may be administering the medications used to perform a rapid sequence intubation. Please be aware of your scope of practice and facility protocol regarding the administration of these medications. In some cases, the medications can only be administered by a physician.

Which combination of medications the physician chooses will vary depending on a variety of factors including the patient’s condition and physician preference. A common combination is a sedative with a short-acting paralytic, though analgesics may also be utilized. This episode provides an overview of the medications commonly utilized for RSI:

  • Propofol
  • Succinylcholine
  • Rocuronium
  • Vecuronium
  • Etomidate
  • Ketamine
  • Fentanyl
  • Midazolam


You can check out the following from Nurse Mo:

Full Transcript – Read the article and view references

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