Topical review of current airway management devices and techniques
Ideal for trainees and established practitioners
DVD of demonstrations of airway management techniques
As the cornerstone of Anesthesiology practice, airway management is a procedure frequently performed by anesthesiologists as well as emergency physicians and intensivists. Since airway devices and techniques continually change, trainees must achieve proficiency with all of the various instruments and methods, and practitioners routinely need to update their airway skills. The Difficult Airway: A Practical Guide provides practical guidelines for improving the success rates of airway managers of all specialties who use modern airway devices and techniques. The book addresses various clinical scenarios in a user-friendly format that mimics the approach clinicians encounter at educational workshops. Sections address airway devices and techniques, awake intubation, algorithms of difficult airway management, pharmacologic adjuncts useful in airway management, equipment, preoxygenation, and patient positioning strategies to ensure effective airway management. The Difficult Airway: A Practical Guide is augmented by a DVD containing video demonstrations of airway management techniques.
1. Airway Assessment Ankur Khosla and Davide Cattano 2. Preparation for Awake Intubation Carlos Artime 3. Preoxygenation and Positioning Henrique Vale and Davide Cattano 4. Mask Ventilation William H. Daily 5. Nasotracheal Intubation William H. Daily 6. Supraglottic Airway Devices William H. Daily 7. ETTs and Laryngoscopy Techniques William H. Daily 8. Intubation Stylets Lara Ferrario 9. Flexible Fiberoptic Intubation Carlos Artime 10. Retrograde Intubation Katherine Normand and Paul Aucoin 11. Percutaneous Transtracheal Jet Ventilation Katherine Normand 12. Cricothyrotomy Katherine Normand 13. Extubation Catheters Lara Ferrario 14. Combination Techniques Jay Pinsky and Carin A. Hagberg 15. Pediatric Airway Management Ranu Jain 16. Difficult Airway Supplies William H. Daily 17. Special Considerations for Out of OR and CPR Sam Gumbert 18. Communication of the Difficult Airway and Dissemination of Critical Airway Information Sam Gumbert