HPI: A middle-age man presents to the ED with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure from multilobar pneumonia. He is intubated using etomidate and succinylcholine and noted to have a change in rhythm shortly after intubation. The following ECG is obtained:
Before watching this week’s video, ask yourself these questions:
- What is the most likely cause of the change in rhythm?
- What is the next best step in management of this patient?
- How frequently do ED patients have cardiac arrest post-intubation?
Kudos: Thanks to Dr. Rebecca Lipscomb for sharing this week’s cases!