Cardiac Arrest Following Ketamine Administration for Rapid Sequence Intubation
Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, 06/15/2012
Dewhirst E et al. – The authors present 2 critically ill patients who experienced cardiac arrest following the administration of ketamine for rapid sequence intubation (RSI). The literature regarding the use of etomidate and ketamine for RSI in critically ill patients is reviewed and options for sedation during endotracheal intubation in this population are discussed.