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A Review of Etomidate for Rapid Sequence Induction and Intubation

This program aims for learners to competently understand and utilize information pertaining to rapid sequence induction and intubation and etomidate. 



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Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Requirements for CE Credit

To receive credit the following items must be completed

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2. Attend the entire activity
3. Complete all relevant learning assessments
4. Complete an activity evaluation through 


No external funding has been obtained for this activity. The speakers have no conflicts of interest to disclose.





  • List the sequence of events that occur for successful Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI)
  • Describe the indication of various agents used in RSI as well as the mechanism of action, dosing and administration, contraindications, adverse events, and monitoring parameters
  • Review current literature and assess the data supporting etomidate's use as an induction agent
  • Discuss the adverse events associated with etomidate's use such as adrenal insufficiency and mortality
  • Evaluate which agents are clinically most appropriate to use based on patient and agent factors to assist during an RSI event


Favour Eluma
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, UVA Health Prince William Medical Center

Brief Bio : Dr. Favour Eluma, PharmD is the current PGY-1 pharmacy resident for UVA Prince William Medical Center. She is a 2021 graduate from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests lies in internal medicine and infectious disease.

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Release Date: Feb 15, 2022
Credit Expiration Date: Feb 15, 2025

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