In 1951 Morton and Wylie described the technique of rapid IV administration of a barbiturate and a muscle relaxant almost simultaneously followed by intubation with a cuffed endotracheal tube “to prevent regurgitation or vomiting of gastric contents”. Later in 1971 Stept and Safar reported a fifteen-step technique to prevent “regurgitation, vomiting and aspiration during Induction of anesthesia and resuscitation” and use the term “rapid sequence induction” still in vogue today. A lot has been written on the subject and considerable controversy persists: a)is it effective or not? b)should crycoid pressure be used and if so, how should it be performed? c)Should BMV be withheld or not.?
I expect a lot of controversy and participation (do not make me think this is wishful thinking) .