The Difficult Airway: An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical Management by David B. GlickThe Difficult Airway: An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical Management by David B. Glick

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

byDavid B. GlickEditorRichard M Cooper, Andranik Ovassapian

Hardcover | December 5, 2012

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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.

Title:The Difficult Airway: An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical ManagementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:295 pagesPublished:December 5, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387928480

ISBN - 13:9780387928487

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1.The Difficult Airway: Definitions and Algorithms - Zdravka Zafirova and Avery Tung
2.The  Expected Difficult Airway - Satya Krishna Ramachandran and Sachin Kheterpal
3.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 Lee
7.The Role of the Supraglottic Airway - Irene P. Osborn
8.The Role of Flexible Bronchoscopy - David Glick
9.The Role of Optical Stylets - Richard Levitan
10.The Role of the Lightwand - Ashutosh Wali
11.Role of retrograde intubation - Martin Dauber
12.The Role of the Combitube and Laryngeal Tube - Michael Woo and Michael F. O'Connor
13.The Role of Transtracheal Jet Ventilation - Julio Cortiñas-Diaz and Seth Manoach
14.The Role of Surgical Airway Access - Kerstin M. Stenson
15.Evaluation and Management of the Difficult Pre-Hospital Airway - Janis P. Tupesis and Nathan Van Dyk
16.Extubation of the Difficult Airway - Richard Cooper and Louise Ellard

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This multiauthored book describes airway management strategies for patients where mechanical control of the airway is deemed difficult. . Practitioners in emergency medicine, prehospital care, anesthesiology, surgery, pulmonology, and critical care medicine are an appropriate audience. . This is an excellent introduction to consensus-based protocols for airway management that integrates available technologies to manage this problem. . This is a worthy contribution for the material it collects." (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2013)