Early Intubation In Burn Patients With Inhalation Injuries
This case involves a middle-aged male who was found unconscious in a house fire along with his wife. Patient was estimated to have been unconscious for fifteen minutes prior to being rescued by first responders. Upon arrival to the ED, the patient's SpO2 readings were deceivingly ranging from 90-92%. He then required rapid sequence intubation and multiple rounds of CPR. This case will review the indications for rapid sequence intubation in inhalation injuries, the benefits of early intubation for patients with such injuries, and the possible complications.
Fardous R, Yousef J, Soto R. Early intubation in burn patients with inhalation injuries. Presented at: American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting; 2022 Oct 21-25; New Orleans, LA.