Rapid Sequence Induction in Trauma - Trauma Reports - Jan 01, 2011

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency, family, osteopathic, trauma, surgical, and general practice physicians and nurses who have contact with trauma patients.


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Editor in Chief
Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Pediatrics
Ohio State University
Attending Physician
Columbus Children's Hospital
Associate Pediatric Medical Director
Columbus, Ohio

Executive Editor
Coles McKagen
AHC Media, LLC

Managing Editor
Leslie Coplin
AHC Media, LLC


David Bruner, MD
Assistant Program Director
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Emergency Medicine Residency
Portsmouth VA;
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Operational and Emergency Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD

Joseph G. Kotoro, DO
Resident in Emergency Medicine
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Portsmouth, VA

Peer Reviewer
Stephen A. Shiver, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Program Director
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

Nurse Reviewer
Sue A. Behrens, APRN, BC


  • Rapid Sequence Induction in Trauma


  • Discuss conditions that should increase suspicion for traumatic injuries
  • Describe the various modalities used to identify different traumatic conditions
  • Cite methods of quickly stabilizing and managing patients
  • Identify possible complications that may occur with traumatic injuries

Financial Disclosure:

To reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, we disclose that Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP (editor in chief), David Bruner, MD and Joseph G. Kotoro, DO (authors), Stephen A. Shiver, MD, FACEP (peer reviewer), and Sue A. Behrens, APRN, BC (nurse reviewer) report no relationships with companies related to this field of study. Coles McKagen (executive editor), and Leslie Coplin (managing editor) report no relationships with companies related to the field of study covered by this CME activity.

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