Rapid sequence anesthesia induction and advanced airway management in pediatric patients

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1991 Aug;9(3):611-38.


A rapid controlled induction of anesthesia is useful to facilitate emergency intubation and to reduce the complications of intubation in pediatric patients. A protocol for rapid sequence intubation and suggestions for optimizing airway management in the Emergency Department are described. The use of end tidal carbon dioxide monitoring and pulse oximetry are strongly advocated to monitor all intubations in the Emergency Department.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia / methods*
  • Child
  • Contraindications
  • Humans
  • Hypnotics and Sedatives
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / methods*
  • Neuromuscular Depolarizing Agents


  • Hypnotics and Sedatives
  • Neuromuscular Depolarizing Agents