The Difficult Airway: An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical Management

Hardcover | December 5, 2012

EditorDavid B. Glick, Richard M Cooper, Andranik Ovassapian

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The Difficult Airway provides a comprehensive textual and visual coverage of how to deal with patients who have expected or unexpected difficult airways. The text begins with a description of the incidence and importance of the difficult airway and then describes the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm created to facilitate the management of "difficult airways." The majority of the book features a comprehensive step-by-step approach to the rescue techniques listed as part of the ASA Algorithm. Noted experts in each of the techniques have been recruited by the book editors to present the information. Figures throughout the book illustrate important points and procedures. This is a wonderful resource for professionals in the health care field including anesthesiologists, intensive care physicians, emergency room physicians, nurses, and out-of-hospital first responders.

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The Difficult Airway provides a comprehensive textual and visual coverage of how to deal with patients who have expected or unexpected difficult airways. The text begins with a description of the incidence and importance of the difficult airway and then describes the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm created to facilitate the management o...

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The Difficult Airway provides comprehensive textual and visual coverage of how to deal with patients who have expected or unexpected difficult airways.   The book begins with a review of current definitions of the difficult airway, its incidence, and the evolution of  algorithms to facilitate its management. The chapters that follow of...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:203 pages, 10.98 × 8.27 × 0.27 inPublished:December 5, 2012Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387928480

ISBN - 13:9780387928487

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Table of Contents1.The Difficult Airway: Definitions and Algorithms - Zdravka Zafirova and Avery Tung2.The  Expected Difficult Airway - Satya Krishna Ramachandran and Sachin Kheterpal3.The Role of Awake Intubation - P. Allan Klock, Jr.4.Unanticipated Difficult Direct Laryngoscopy: Methods to Improve Its Success - Mark E. Nunnally and Michael R. Hernandez 5.The Role of Rigid Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy - Richard M. Cooper 6.Role of Rigid Video Laryngoscopy - Richard M. Cooper and Corina Lee7.The Role of the Supraglottic Airway - Irene P. Osborn8.The Role of Flexible Bronchoscopy - David Glick 9.The Role of Optical Stylets - Richard Levitan 10.The Role of the Lightwand - Ashutosh Wali11.Role of retrograde intubation - Martin Dauber 12.The Role of the Combitube and Laryngeal Tube - Michael Woo and Michael F. O'Connor13.The Role of Transtracheal Jet Ventilation - Julio Cortiñas-Diaz and Seth Manoach14.The Role of Surgical Airway Access - Kerstin M. Stenson15.Evaluation and Management of the Difficult Pre-Hospital Airway - Janis P. Tupesis and Nathan Van Dyk16.Extubation of the Difficult Airway - Richard Cooper and Louise Ellard