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Manual of Emergency Airway Management



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Manual of Emergency Airway Management
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Prepared by the faculty of the National Emergency Airway Management Course, (The Airway Course), in the USA, this manual is an expert, practical guide to this challenging procedure. It offers step by step instructions on techniques, drug administration, and prevention and management of complications and includes a complete section on difficult clinical scenarios. The book is packed with easy-to-follow algorithms and diagrams and helpful mnemonics. FEATURES: Detailed instruction in Rapid Sequence Intubation, including drugs and methods for a myriad of adult and pediatric applications Emergency airway algorithms that provide an organised approach to difficult, failed and crash airwyas Step by step instruction and guidance for recognising and managing the difficult airway Comprehensive discussion of various clinical situations, such as status asthmaticus, pregnancy, neurological injury, th ey very young child, plus many more Helpful mnemonics throughout the book serve as quick memory joggers for vial procedures, measurements and cautions Complete section on difficult clinical scenarios NEW TO THIS EDITION: Updates to all sections, with the removal of obsolete drugs Strict templating for a consistent format amongst all chapters Evidence-based perspectives on a range of therapies and procedures that ensures you of the most current, accurate information available Section on Implementation (will include stocking the airway cart, as well as establishing skills and protocols, training issues, and skill retention Coverage of the latest technology including fiberoptic and video laryngoscopy that provides unmatched access to the airwa

Table of Contents

Section 1: Approach to the Airway Chapter 1: The Decision to Intubate Chapter 2: The Emergency Airway Algorithms Chapter 3: Rapid Sequence Intubation Chapter 4: Functional Anatomy of the Airway Chapter 5: Bag and Mask Ventilation and Orotracheal Intubation Section 2: Special Techniques for the Difficult and Failed Airway Chapter 6: Approach to the Difficult and Failed Airway Chapter 7: Sedation and Anesthesia for Awake Intubation Chapter 8: Blind Intubation Techniques Chapter 9: LMA Chapter 10: CT, LTA, PTL Chapter 11: Lightwand Intubation Chapter 12: Flexible Fiberoptic Intubation Chapter 13: Rigid/semi-rigid Fiberoptic Techniques Chapter 14: Video laryngoscopy Chapter 15: Surgical Airway Management Technique Section 3: Pharmacology of Airway Management Chapter 16: Pretreatment Agents Chapter 17: Sedative and Induction Agent Chapter 18: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents Section 4: Pediatric Airway Management: Chapter 19: Approach to the Pediatric Airway Chapter 20: Pediatric Airway Techniques and Diffficult Chapter 21: The Difficult Airway in Pediatrics Chapter 22: FB Pediatric Air Way Section 5: Special Clinical Circumstances Chapter 23: RSI when Succinylcholine is Contraindicated Chapter 24: The Patient with Trauma Chapter 25: The Patient with elevated ICP Chapter 26: The Patient with Reactive Airways Disease Chapter 27: The Patient with a Distorted Airway or Upper Airway Obstruction Chapter 28: The Critically Ill Patient Chapter 29: The Pregnant Patient Chapter 30: The Patient with Status Epilepticus Chapter 31: The Geriatric Patient Chapter 32: The Morbidly Obese Patient Chapter 33: The Adult Patient with a Foreign Body in the Airway Chapter 34: Prehospital Airway Management Section 6: Mechanical Ventilation and Monitoring Chapter 35: Mechanical Ventilation and Pulmonary Function Chapter 36: Non-invasive Ventilation Chapter 37: Pulse Oximetry Chapter 38: Capnometry and Capnography Section 7: Practical issues Chapter 39: The Difficult Airway Cart Chapter 40: Bringing it Home: Implementation and Team Training Chapter 41: Quality Management in Airway Management
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2004
Edited by Michael F. Murphy Edited by Robert C. Luten Edited by Robert E. Schneider Edited by Ron M. Walls
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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