Core Topics in Airway Management / Edition 2

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This book provides an easy-to-read introduction to this important topic that will be of value to a wide spectrum of healthcare professionals including anaesthetists, intensivists, ODPs, theatre and recovery nurses. Concise but comprehensive chapters from experts in the field cover everything from basic anatomy, physiology and applied physics, through the various methods of maintaining the airway under anaesthesia (supraglottic devices, tracheal intubation, tubes/cuffs, endobronchial and double-lumen tubes) to the problem airway (obstruction by infection, tumour or a foreign body, ENT and maxillo-facial surgery, aspiration, obstetrics, trauma, cervical spine disease, intensive care, the 'lost' airway, extubation and recovery), the paediatric airway, disinfection and cleaning of equipment and finally morbidity, mortality and medico-legal issues. 'Real' clinical scenarios, with patient management questions and model answers, are included throughout, to bring to life some of the key problems encountered in day-to-day practice and enhance the book's utility as a teaching and self-learning tool.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Serves both as an introductory text for resident physicians and student nurse anesthetists, as well as an excellent review for the seasoned anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist...would be useful for anyone involved in airway management, whether the individual is an anesthesiologist, emergency room physician, or intensive care unit physician." Anesthesia & Analgesia (2011), J. Lance Lichtor, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This overview of airway management is part of the Core Topics series produced by Cambridge University Press.
Purpose: A well-illustrated, easy to read, introduction to a key aspect of critical care is provided.
Audience: Trainees, senior anesthesiologists, surgeons and other disciplines with an interest in critical care are a worthy audience for this book. Specialty nurses may also benefit. Editors and authors are from leading medical centers in the United Kingdom.
Features: A spectrum of airway considerations is reviewed beginning with fundamental anatomy and physiology followed by physics and management of common problems including the failed airway and airway management in the setting of maxillofacial surgery, trauma, pediatrics, and exogenous obesity. The 26 chapters are concise and clearly written with excellent employment of tables, line drawings, black-and-white and colored illustrations. Many of the color illustrations reproduce with superb quality. Chapters include a brief reference list of primary sources dating to within one year of publication. A brief table of contents lists chapters and authorship while a subject index of 10 pages provides adequate access to text content. Separate citation is made to help identify tables and other displayed information.
Assessment: This is an excellent overview of a central concern for anesthesiologists, surgeons, and internists with an interest in critical care. A highlight is photographs of airway pathology with high quality. Reference lists, though brief, contain recent work from important sources. Editors and authors achieve an excellent overview.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521111881
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Calder is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.

Adrian Pearce is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Guy's Hospital in London.

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Table of Contents

1 Anatomy 1
2 Physiology of apnoea and hypoxia 9
3 Physics and physiology 21
4 Cleaning and disinfection of airway equipment 31
5 General principles 35
6 Maintenance of the airway during anaesthesia : supra-glottic devices 43
7 Tracheal tubes 57
8 Tracheal intubation of the adult patient 69
9 Confirmation of tracheal intubation 81
10 Extubation 87
11 Light-guided intubation : the trachlight 93
12 Fibreoptic intubation 97
13 Retrograde intubation 105
14 Endobronchial and double-lumen tubes, bronchial blockers 109
15 'Difficult airways' : causation and prediction 113
16 The paediatric airway 123
17 Obstructive sleep apnoea and anaesthesia 131
18 The airway in cervical trauma 139
19 The airway in cervical spine disease and surgery 147
20 The aspiration problem 151
21 The lost airway 159
22 Trauma to the airway 169
23 Airway mortality associated with anaesthesia and medico-legal aspects 173
24 ENT and maxillofacial surgery 177
25 Airway management in the ICU 191
26 The airway in obstetrics 197
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