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RSI

verb; zero derivation
The process of using rapid sequence induction, or the use of paralytics as well as other medications, in order to place an endotracheal tube (breathing tube) into a patient’s trachea. Apparent meaning: The process of using rapid sequence induction, or the use of paralytics as well as other medications, in order to place an endotracheal tube (breathing tube) into a patient’s trachea. Type of word formation: Zero derivation from the noun acronym of Rapid Sequence Induction, RSI. Possible reason used: EMT wanted to smoothly deliver the ending lines of her story and it is much more succinct to say that the patients were RSIed as opposed to that RSI was used to intubate (place a breathing tube in) the patients.
 
So of course every patient we had had to be RSIed.
Etymology : [zero derivation from the noun acronym ‘Rapid Sequence Intubation’, ‘RSI’].
Source : EMT college student conversation
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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