Benumof and Hagberg's Airway Management / Edition 3

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Enhance your airway management skills and overcome clinical challenges with Benumof and Hagberg's Airway Management, 3rd Edition. Trusted by anesthesiologists, residents, and nurse anesthetists, this one-of-a-kind anesthesiology reference offers expert, full-color guidance on pre- and post-intubation techniques and protocols, from equipment selection through management of complications.

  • Practice with confidence by consulting the only reference exclusively dedicated to airway management, and trusted by anesthesiologists, residents, and nurse anesthetists for up-to-date information on every aspect of the field.
  • Focus on the most essential and practical information with a concise, how-to approach, carefully chosen illustrations, and case examples and analysis throughout.
  • Apply the latest know-how with new chapters on video laryngoscopes and airway management during CPR, plus comprehensive updates throughout from Dr. Carin Hagberg and many new contributing experts on airway management.
  • Select the most appropriate techniques for difficult cases using the latest ASA guidelines.
  • Gain a rich visual perspective on complex procedures and monitoring techniques with hundreds of new full-color illustrations throughout.
  • View videos of intubation and airway management procedures online at, plus access the entire, searchable contents of the book.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Although not a technical manual, this book does have many salient points that can be taken to the bedside. This is a comprehensive book covering all aspects of the subject in an exhaustive fashion. It is highly readable and the illustrations are generally outstanding and well described. As the field of airway management has evolved in recent years and includes such adjuncts as ultrasound and video laryngoscopy, the new edition is welcome. It continues the tradition of serving the airway practitioner as a foundation of knowledge in this evolving field." - Martin H Dauber, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) Doody 5 star rating!
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Reviewer: Martin H Dauber, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: Airway management is a complex field, with many options and a plethora of equipment readily available to a variety of practitioners. Updated by Carin Hagberg, the third edition of this comprehensive book on this vitally important subject presents topics not even mentioned in the previous edition of 2007.
Purpose: It presents each and every technique and device related to airway management in a thorough and complete manner.
Audience: Although intended primarily for anesthesia personnel, this book can be a wonderful reference for medical and respiratory students and physicians who may encounter the need to maintain airways (emergency department, critical care, pediatric intensive care physicians, etc). The original editor, Dr. Benumof, was the leader in the field of airway management. Dr. Hagberg, his protégé and a master of the field in her own right, has assembled chapter authors that include many who are well known in the field, and some of whom are novices. Despite this, there is a great deal of consistency in writing and style throughout the book that makes it flow well.
Features: The book covers every topic that relates to invasive (e.g. endotracheal tubes, surgical, retrograde) and noninvasive (e.g. mask ventilation, mechanical ventilation, extubation) airway management. Many of these are familiar to most anesthesiologists, but some are so rare that if not discussed in this book, they might not be understood. This book is not designed simply for the management of situations of difficult airways, although an entire section is devoted to this topic (from the American Society of Anesthesiologists' perspective). The book has an online complement that includes, among other resources, several videos of good quality from one practitioner's perspective.
Assessment: Although not a technical manual, this book does have many salient points that can be taken to the bedside. In contrast to The Difficult Airway: An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical Management, by Glick, et al. (Springer, 2013), which is an excellent source of techniques, this is a comprehensive book covering all aspects of the subject in an exhaustive fashion. It is highly readable and the illustrations are generally outstanding and well described. As the field of airway management has evolved in recent years and includes such adjuncts as ultrasound and video laryngoscopy, the new edition is welcome. It continues the tradition of serving the airway practitioner as a foundation of knowledge in this evolving field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437727647
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/8/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1168
  • Sales rank: 1,446,300
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Basic Clinical Science

1 Functional Anatomy of the Airway

2 Airway Imaging: Principles and Practical Guide

3 Ultrasonography in Airway Management

4 Physics and Modeling of the Airway

5 Physiology of the Airway

6 Airway Pharmacology

7 Physiologic and Pathophysiologic Responses to Intubation

Part 2 the Difficult Airway: Definition, Recognition, and the ASA Algorithm

8 Definition and Incidence of the Difficult Airway

9 Evaluation and Recognition of the Difficult Airway

10 The ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm: Analysis and Presentation of a New Algorithm

Part 3 Preintubation-Ventilation Procedures

11 Preparation of the Patient for Awake Intubation

12 Aspiration Prevention and Prophylaxis: Preoperative Considerations

13 Preoxygen

Part 4 The Airway Techniques

14 Oxygen Delivery Systems, Inhalation Therapy, Respiratory Therapy

15 Nonintubation Management of the Airway: Airway Maneuvers and Mask Ventilation

16 Indications for Endotracheal Intubation

17 Laryngoscopic Orotracheal and Nasotracheal Intubation

18 Blind Digital Intubation

19 Fiberoptic and Flexible Endoscopic-Aided Technique

20 Retrograde Intubation Techniques

21 Intubating Introducers, Stylets, and Lighted Stylets (Lightwands)

22 Laryngeal Mask Airway

23 Non-Laryngeal Mask Airway Supraglottic Airway Devices

24 Upper Airway Retraction: New and Old Laryngoscope Blades

25 Video Laryngoscopes

26 Separation of the Two Lungs: double-Lumen Tubes, Endobronchial Blockers, and Endobronchial Single-Lumen Tubes

27 Esophageal-Tracheal Double-Lumen Airways: The Combitube and EasyTube

28 Percutaneous Translaryngeal Jet Ventilation

29 Performance of Rigid Bronchoscopy

30 Percutaneous Dilational Cricothyrotomy and Tracheostomy

31 Surgical Airway

32 Confirmation of Endotracheal Intubation

Part 5 Difficult Airway Situations

33 Prehospital Airway Management

34 Disaster Preparedness, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Airway Management

35 The Patient with a Full Stomach

36 The Difficult Pediatric Airway

37 The Difficult Airway in Obstetric Anesthesia

38 Anesthetic and Airway Management of Microlaryngeal Surgery and Upper Airway Endoscopy

39 The Difficult Airway in Conventional Head and Neck Surgery

40 Anesthesia for Laser Airway Surgery

41 The Traumatized Airway

42 The Difficult Airway in Neurosurgery

43 Obesity, Sleep Apnea, the Airway, and Anesthesia

44 Airway Management in Burn Patients

45 Regional Anesthesia and the Difficult Airway

46 Airway Management in Intensive Care Medicine

Part 6 Postintubation Procedures

47 Endotracheal Tube and Respiratory Care

48 Mechanical Ventilation

49 Monitoring the Airway and Pulmonary Function

50 Extubation and Reintubation of the Difficult Airway

51 Complications of Managing the Airway

Part 7 Societal Considerations

52 Teaching Airway Management Outside the Operating Room

53 Airway Management Instruction in the Operating Room

54 Effective Dissemination of Critical Airway Information: The MedicAlert Foundation National Difficult Airway/Intubation Registry

55 Medical-Legal Considerations: The ASA Closed Claims Project

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