Podcast Respiratory Resuscitation

Interview with Ben Kerrey about Pediatric Rapid Sequence Intubation

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.

By bradsobo

Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and an Associate Director for the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is on Twitter @PEMTweets and authors the Pediatric Emergency Medicine site PEMBlog and produces and hosts the PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast.

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 😉

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