Airway Management in Emergencies

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 30, 2007 - Medical - 320 pages
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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.

Features

  • Highlighted key points in each chapter
  • Skill-sharpening review of “core knowledge”
  • Over 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
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
When Is It Time?
5
3 Airway Physiology and Anatomy
13
4 Oxygen Delivery Devices and BagMask Ventilation
33
5 Tracheal Intubation by Direct Laryngoscopy
53
6 Alternative Intubation Techniques
93
7 Rescue Oxygenation
127
8 How to do Awake Tracheal IntubationsOral and Nasal
151
12 Response to an Encountered Difficult Airway
199
13 Airway Pharmacology
211
14 Central Nervous System Emergencies
237
15 Cardiovascular Emergencies
245
16 Respiratory Emergencies
251
17 The Critically Ill Patient
259
18 The Very Young and the Very Old Patient
265
19 Prehospital Airway Management Considerations
275

9 Rapid Sequence IntubationWhy and How to do it
169
10 Postintubation Management
179
11 Approach to Tracheal Intubation
187
20 Human Factors in Airway Management
283
Index
291
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About the author (2007)

George Kovacks, MD, is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada.

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