Core Topics in Airway Management / Edition 2

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Every anaesthetist reaches the end of their career with a collection of difficult airway experiences. Managing airway challenges relies on a combination of good clinical practice, knowledge of relevant basic sciences and critical evaluation of every aspect of airway care. This new edition of Core Topics in Airway Management provides any trainee or consultant involved in airway techniques with practical, clinically relevant coverage of the core skills and knowledge required to manage airways in a wide variety of patients and clinical settings. All new procedures and equipment are reviewed, and detailed chapters advise on airway issues in a range of surgical procedures. This edition also contains a series of practical questions and answers, enabling the reader to evaluate their knowledge. Written by leading airway experts with decades of experience managing difficult airways, Core Topics in Airway Management, second edition, is an invaluable tool for anaesthetists, intensivists, and emergency physicians.

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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
  • Sales rank: 1,495,477
  • 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

Preface; Part I. Basic Science: 1. Anatomy John Picard; 2. Airway physics Andrew Farmery; 3. Hypoxaemia Andrew Farmery; 4. Airway reflexes Jeremy Langton; 5. Cleaning and disinfection Adrian Pearce; Part II. Clinical: 6. Airway management - basic principles Ian Calder and Adrian Pearce; 7. Difficult airways - causes and identification Ian Calder; 8. Obstructive sleep apnoea Peter Venn; 9. Face masks and supra glottic airways Tim Cook; 10. Tracheal tubes, tracheostomy tubes Viki Mitchell; 11. Airway damage - iatrogenic and traumatic Anil Patel; 12. Tracheal intubation - direct laryngoscopy John Henderson; 13. Tracheal intubation - flexible fibreoptic Mansukh Popat and Mridula Rai; 14. Tracheal intubation - alternative 'blind' techniques Adrian Pearce and Brian Prater; 15. Tracheal intubation - alternative 'visual' techniques Pieter Borg and Ankie Hamaekers; 16. Misplacement of tracheal tubes Om Sanehi; 17. Extubation Viki Mitchell; 18. The aspiration problem Richard Vanner; 19. The lost airway Chris Frerk and Priya Gauthama; Part III. Specialties: 20. Obstetrics Steve Yentis; 21. Paediatrics Philippa Evans; 22. Bariatrics Mark Bellamy; 23. Facio-maxillary surgery including trauma Joy Curran; 24. Dental anaesthesia Jane Stanford; 25. ENT surgery Anil Patel; 26. The cervical spine Ian Calder; 27. Thoracic Adrian Pearce; 28. Intensive care Andy Bodenham; 29. Airway management with limited resources Derek Barrett and Eric Hodgson; Part IV. Ethics and the Law: 30. Ethics Andy McLeod and Steve Yentis; 31. Legal Andy McLeod and Steve Yentis; Part V. Exam Questions: 32. The bleeding tonsils Anil Patel; 33. Epiglottis Anil Patel; 34. Haematoma plus thyroidectomy Ian Calder; 35. Foreign body Anil Patel; 36. OSA and full stomach Richard Vanner; 37. Broken neck Ian Calder; 38. Rheumatoid Ian Calder; 39. Facial fractures Joy Curran; 40. Broncho-pleural fistula Adrian Pearce; 41. Ludwig's angina Viki Mitchell; 42. Autistic child Eric Hodgson; Index.

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