HCMC has created a rapid sequence intubation (RSI) checklist, and printed it in large poster format. It is hung above our airway cart in the stabilization bay.

This is organized around the ‘P’s. There are more detailed considerations under each heading to the right as well. This checklist is designed to be a quick visual reference during RSI to remind you to plan, position, pre-oxygenate (and provide apneic oxygenation with nasal cannula), and be deliberate with your preparation and decision-making.

Most importantly, it includes post-intubation steps, that can often be overlooked as the team moves on to other resuscitation steps after securing the airway.

Here you can see it posted in our stabilization room.


The actual checklist. You can click on the link for a high-resolution downloadable version for your own use.