Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway

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Meet the clinical challenge of the difficult and failed airway--with this updated full-color guide Includes DVD with clinical cases Written by the founders of The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia(R) and utilizing an instructive case-based approach, this text/DVD presents all of the leading-edge principles, tools, and procedures of airway assessment and management. The scope of the book encompasses the many airway devices that have been developed since the publication of the first edition, many of which have the potential to markedly enhance airway management. Extensively revised and updated, the second edition of Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway emphasizes how airway management is context-sensitive: included are strategies for treating patients in a range settings, from prehospital care to the ER, as well as proven techniques for special patient populations. In addition, new chapters have been added to further refresh the book's content and provide you with a solid grasp of the most critical topics in this fast-evolving area.
The book's effective organization has been maintained, beginning with the first section's focus on the basic foundations of difficult and failed airways management. The second section reviews must-know airway devices and techniques, while the third part of the text introduces case studies that thoroughly examine the application of these techniques in complex clinical situations. A final section covers the practical considerations, such as difficult airway carts and teaching and simulation in airway management. FEATURES Skill-building, case-based approach highlights the right tools and techniques for stabilizing the patient, plus important safety precautions relevant to the clinical setting New "context-sensitive" focus links airway techniques to specific clinical environments, including airway cases in prehospital care, the emergency department, the critical care unit, and the operating room Essential new chapters cover the fundamental principles of bag-mask-ventilation, single lung ventilation using double lumen tubes, airway management in austere environment, in addition to airway education and simulation Mnemonics, easy-to-follow algorithms, and alternative strategies (Plan A, .
Plan B, etc.) in every chapter reinforce pivotal concepts Chapter-ending questions offer effective self-assessment Accompanying DVD packed with case study videos visually explains common procedures in a learn-as-you-go style
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