NEXTGEN LEARNING DESIGNED TO ELEVATE YOUR AIRWAY PRACTICE
Why the Shock Index? Listen here and review the content before heading back to the rest of the PDA learning space.
Nearly 25% of patients who are hemodynamically stable prior to intubation get post-intubation hypotension (PIH) after rapid sequence intubation. The Shock Index (SI) is easy to calculate and shown to be a strong predictor PIH.
Heffner A, Swords D, Nussbaum M, Kline J, Jones A. Predictors of the complication of postintubation hypotension during emergency airway management. J Crit Care. 2012;27(6):587-593. [PubMed]
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