Just the Facts: Postintubation sedation in the emergency department

Hans Rosenberg, Ariel Hendin, Erin Rosenberg
2020 CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medical Care  
A 67-year-old male presents to the emergency department (ED) in respiratory distress secondary to pneumonia. His oxygen saturation is 86% on a nonrebreather, respiratory rate is 32 respirations/minute, blood pressure 147/72 mmHg, heart rate 121 beats/minute, and temperature is 38.7° Celsius. The decision is made to intubate the patient. Fentanyl and propofol are used for analgesia and sedation, and rocuronium is used for paralysis. Using video laryngoscopy, the patient is successfully
more » ... and now the ED team is awaiting your orders for the postintubation sedation care of this patient.
doi:10.1017/cem.2020.437 pmid:33028458 fatcat:knmqsn6z2nfvpgshhr7ivrdbki