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Friday, April 21, 2017

Post Intubation Hypotension

R.E.B.E.L. EM - Emergency Medicine Blog
R.E.B.E.L.EM - April 20, 2017 - By Rob Bryant - Post Peer Reviewed By: Salim Rezaie
"Summary:
Anticipate that intubation can worsen underlying physiologic parameters, and can cause some intubation specific causes of hypotension. Anticipating post intubation hypotension and being ready to correct specific causes is an essential part of any intubation.
Transform your mantra for post intubation hypotension evaluation from Resuscitate, Intubate, Panic like #$@#, to Resuscitate, Intubate, Anticipate.
Remember this sage advice from Louis Pasteur: ‘Fortune favors the prepared mind’. The better you plan your intubation (see Salim’s HOP killer series) the less likely you will be dealing with post intubation hypotension."