Airway Management in Emergencies / Edition 1

Airway Management in Emergencies / Edition 1

by George Kovacs, J. Adam Law
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071470050

ISBN-13: 9780071470056

Pub. Date: 10/09/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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

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Overview

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”
  • 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071470056
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/09/2007
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

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

Index

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