Category: Critical Care
Keywords: Airway, critical care, RSI, rapid sequence intubation (PubMed Search)
Back 2 Basics Series: Your Simple RSI Checklist - SOAP ME
The use of a checklist during high stress medical procedures is often recommended. Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is a classic situation where having a checklist can ensure adequate preparation however, if you don’t have a checklist – this simple mnemonic will make sure you are well prepared for a successful intubation.
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EtCO2 & other Equipment
The SOAP ME mnemonic is a quick and useful technique to remember only the basics of airway management and preparation. Always remember to also assign roles to team members and communicate clearly to maximize your chances of success.