Airway Management in Emergencies by George KovacsAirway Management in Emergencies by George Kovacs

Airway Management in Emergencies

byGeorge Kovacs, J. Adam Law

Paperback | October 30, 2007

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Learn the clinical skills necessary to treat any emergency airway problem

Written by international experts in a style that's concise, practical and to the point, Airway Management in Emergencies covers all the options -- both medical and surgical -- for managing any patient's airway in an emergency. Here, you'll find the core knowledge and accompanying management protocols necessary to assess, oxygenate, intubate, and monitor patients requiring emergency airway management.

In each chapter, this high-yield coverage is supported by evidence-based algorithms, synoptic tips, and real-world case studies that show you how to resolve any difficult airway scenario you would likely encounter in clinical practice.


  • Highlighted key points in each chapter
  • Skill-sharpening review of “core knowledge”
  • More than 100 figures that include a combination of original art work, fluoroscopy and Airwaycam® images.
  • A practical overview of both established and newer emergency airway equipment
  • Far-reaching coverage addressing both the anticipated and unanticipated difficult airway, the uncooperative patient, and the "failed" airway.
  • Chapters on treating a range of patient populations and clinical presentations, including an approach to the pediatric, the elderly, and the critically ill patient
  • Perspectives on when and how to perform both "awake" and rapid sequence intubations and effectively administer post-intubation care
  • A closing chapter on the interrelationship between human performance and patient safety -- and how to optimize both in caring for patients requiring acute airway management
George Kovacks, MD, is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada. J. Adam Law, MD, is Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada
Title:Airway Management in EmergenciesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 0.6 inPublished:October 30, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071470050

ISBN - 13:9780071470056

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Definitive Airway Management: Whit Is It Time?
3. Airway Physiology and Anatomy
4. Oxygen Delivery Devices and Bag-Mask Ventilation
5. Tracheal Intubation by Direct Laryngoscopy
6. Alternative Intubation Techniques
7. Rescue Oxygenation
8. How to do Awake Tracheal Intubations--Oral and Nasal
9. Rapid Sequence Intubation--Why and How to do it
10. Postintubation Management
11. Approach to Tracheal Intubation
12. Response to an Encountered Difficult Airway
13. Airway Pharmacology
14. Central Nervous System Emergencies
15. Cardiovascular Emergencies
16. Respiratory Emergencies
17. The Critically Ill Patient
18. The Very Young and the Very Old Patient
19. Prehospital Airway Management Considerations
20. Human Factors in Airway Management