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    Age old debate, but some things never mentioned?

    I have read with interest over a number of years the various stances on Emergency Physicians undertaking Emergency Department RSI. There are several things that seem to be omitted from many articles repeatedly, not only isolated to those mentioned in the previously published eLetter. For instance: once the patient is intubated, who will continue their care? At what point will their care be handed over? What will be the d...

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    • Juzar Adamjee, Common Stem Trainee
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    Dear Sir

    As a Common Stem Trainee currently gaining anaesthetic experience and as a Consultant Anaesthetist involved in teaching we read the article by Nee, Benger and Walls on airway management[1] with interest. We agree that physicians in the ED should be able to provide immediate airway management and that rapid sequence induction and tracheal intubation (RSI) must be carried out by an experienced airway practi...

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