ACEP Now features one article each issue related to an ACEP eCME CME activity.
At numerous recent conferences, a panoply of creative and insightful clinicians have been redefining cutting-edge emergency airway management. Emergency medicine, critical care, and social media giant Scott Weingart, MD, FCCM, has long warned us of the dangers of intubation before resuscitation. The incredible Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) conference triumvirate of Roger Harris, MD, Chris Nickson, MBChB, and Oliver Flower, MBBS, BMedSci, have also emphasized intubation is but one part of resuscitation in the critically ill. Innovative educator Reuben Strayer, MD, has been promoting alternatives to rapid sequence intubation (RSI), specifically the use of ketamine assisted intubation in patients who have no margin for safe apnea.