Digital data collection during rapid sequence induction (RSI)

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Esther Yap : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2018

Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI) is the definitive airway management for critically ill patients. The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) strongly recommend real time recording of RSI in the Emergency Department (ED) for review purposes. However, recording can be challenging in the ED. This project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of collecting continuous vital signs of patients during RSI with a software and also to analyse variability of physiology during the whole process. Differences between digital data and paper records are also compared. Benefits would likely include better documentation, reduction in burden of manpower, and to allow for future case reviews.

Research area: Other conditions


Dr David Lowe
School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing