Ben Kerrey is a rising star in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and is the point man for an ongoing initiative at Cincinnati Children’s centered around improving safety and limiting complications during rapid sequence intubation. I recently sat down with Ben to talk about the state of RSI in pediatric patients, the difference between a checklist and a a true cognitive aid, the role of residents during RSI and more.
You can check out several related articles right here – all provided by Dr. Kerrey.
A Modern and Practical Review of Rapid Sequence Intubation in Pediatric Emergencies
Rapid Sequence Intubation for Pediatric Emergency Patients: Higher Frequency of Failed Attempts and Adverse Effects Found by Video Review
Response to the above article from Steve Green
Preoxygenation and Prevention of Desaturation During Emergency Airway Management
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5 replies on “Interview with Ben Kerrey about Pediatric Rapid Sequence Intubation”
We have instituted both a checklist and a second MD at our shop with good uptake and I suspect, but can’t prove, better safety.
We also have subscribed to a national airway registry database. It pools data from all the subscribers to give you quarterly stats on how your shop compares to other (ICU and ERs).
Website looks a bit amateur, but the data provided has been helpful.
I’ll have to ask ben if he follows the database. Ben’s ongoing work has done a lot to show that our checklist is indeed safer and more effective – glad to hear we’re not the only ones 😉
Can you share the checklist?
Thanks for reaching out Eugene. I recommend that you email Ben directly – https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/k/benjamin-kerrey – email is on linked page
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