Hi everyone,

Didnt know where to post, so posted it here.

I had a question about intubation. During an emergent intubation in the CCU, the Resident on call used Lidocaine 2% plain prior to intubation. Something I have never seen before. When I asked him why,he stated, "to stun the patient prior to intubation." He said he didnt want to use propofol because of his severe AS. I know that he didnt want to drop his pressure and bottom him out, but Lidocaine??? Pt's pressure was already labile, Levo on board at 20mcg/min. Little hx, pt is a 70 male, hx of CAD, CHF, AS, and some CA. Tried looking online for some literature supporting this couldnt find it. Thanks.

rjkt