Airway management is a crucial skill to master and the first priority in the assessment of a critically ill or injured patient. Failure to secure an adequate airway can quickly lead to death or disability. Though primarily the remit of the anaesthesiologist, airway management also presents challenges to the surgeon, for example in obese patients or during surgery for thyroid cancer, particularly where reconstruction of the airway is involved.
Management of the Difficult Airway: A Handbook for Surgeons is the first book designed to help surgeons with the issues they face maintaining a clear airway and preventing obstruction. It provides practical guidance not just on emergency situations, but also on complex, planned interventions where it is the surgeon who oversees the management of the airway, for example during surgery for congenital airway anomalies. Early chapters cover anatomy, imaging, indications and specific techniques; later ones cover airway situations in specific groups, for example patients requiring surgical reconstruction of the airway resulting from cancer.
Management of the Difficult Airway provides a comprehensive, timely review of the core knowledge and clinical skills necessary for successful airway management in the surgical environment.
Key Points Provides a 'go-to' skills manual for surgeons focussing on difficult airway management in surgical patients Covers surgical airway management issues in adult and paediatric patients Multidisciplinary author team combines the expertise of ENT and other surgeons, radiologists and anaesthesiologists
, Francisco Vieira
, Michael Rutter
JP Medical Ltd
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30 September 2015
1 History of airway management 2 Surgical anatomy of the airway 3 Imaging the airway 4 Anesthesia and managing the difficult airway 5 Indications and techniques for airway intervention and management 6 Surgical management of the airway in the emergency room 7 Rigid laryngoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy 8 Pediatric airway management (part 1) 9 Pediatric airway management (part 2 - emergencies) 10 Exit procedure 11 Surgical reconstruction of the airway 12 Role of balloon dilation of larynx, trachea and bronchi 13 Surgical management of the airway in the oncologic patient 14 Airway management in the complex patient 15 Management of the surgical airway in the ICU setting
Jerome W Thompson Professor & Chair, Dept of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Francisco O M Vieira Assistant Prof of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Both at University of Tennessee Centre for Health Sciences, Memphis, USA Michael J Rutter Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Professor of Paediatrics & OHNS, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, Cincinnati, USA