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Who bags during the 45 to 60 seconds of induction of RSI?

Who is the Lunkhead who bags up a patient when you know almost every patient in the ed has something in that stomach? Full of Corona beer and White Castle sliders? Gastric contents 2nd to gastroparesis, bad gerd or gastric outlet obstruction? Feculance 2nd to a Bowel obstruction? Why not wait for the drugs given for coma induction and paralysis kick in to prevent active regurgitation? Ooops and Oh later on during the care of the patient after they threw up during your unwarranted bagging is not forgivable. Preventive medicine was undone. You had positioned the patient well. They weren't in the coffin position. And you had preoxygenated the patient as best you could, no?

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