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The Difficult Airway : An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical Management

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David B. Glick, Richard M. Cooper, Andranik Ovassapian, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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The Difficult Airway provides comprehensive textual and visual coverage of how to deal with patients who have expected or unexpected difficult airways. The book begins with a review of current definitions of the difficult airway, its incidence, and the evolution of algorithms to facilitate its management. The chapters that follow offer a comprehensive update on the techniques and concepts described in the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Difficult Airway Algorithm. Noted experts in each…
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Author
Glick, David B
Other Authors
Cooper, Richard M
Ovassapian, Andranik
Responsibility
David B. Glick, Richard M. Cooper, Andranik Ovassapian, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 295 p. : 237 ill., 219 ill. in color)
ISBN
9780387928494
Subjects (MeSH)
Airway Management - methods
Airway Obstruction - therapy
Critical Care - methods
Respiratory Therapy - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Anesthesiology
Emergency medicine
Critical care medicine
Pneumonology
Abstract
The Difficult Airway provides comprehensive textual and visual coverage of how to deal with patients who have expected or unexpected difficult airways. The book begins with a review of current definitions of the difficult airway, its incidence, and the evolution of algorithms to facilitate its management. The chapters that follow offer a comprehensive update on the techniques and concepts described in the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Difficult Airway Algorithm. Noted experts in each of the techniques have been recruited by the book editors to present the information. Figures throughout the book illustrate important points and procedures. This is a wonderful resource for health care professionals who are concerned with the management of the difficult airway, including anesthesiologists, intensive care physicians, emergency room physicians, nurses, and out-of-hospital first responders.
Contents
1. The Difficult Airway: Definitions and Algorithms -- 2. The Expected Difficult Airway -- 3. The Role of Awake Intubation -- 4. Unanticipated Difficult Direct Laryngoscopy: Methods to Improve Its Success -- 5. The Role of Rigid Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy -- 6. Role of Rigid Video Laryngoscopy -- 7. The Role of the Supraglottic Airway -- 8. The Role of Flexible Bronchoscopy -- 9. The Role of Optical Stylets -- 10. The Role of the Lightwand -- 11. Role of Retrograde Intubation -- 12. The Role of the Combitube and Laryngeal Tube -- 13. The Role of Transtracheal Jet Ventilation -- 14. The Role of Surgical Airway Access -- 15. Evaluation and Management of the Difficult Pre-Hospital Airway -- 16. Extubation of the Difficult Airway.
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In-Flight Medical Emergencies : A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response

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Jose V. Nable, William Brady, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book is a practical guide for health care professionals encountering medical emergencies during commercial flight. Health care providers should consider responding to emergencies during flight as there are often no other qualified individuals on board. This text covers the most common emergencies encountered during flight, both general medical emergencies and those specifically tied to the effects of flying, including cardiac, respiratory, and neurological issues. Medicolegal issues are co…
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Nable, Jose V.
Brady, William
Responsibility
Jose V. Nable, William Brady, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 186 p.) : 8 illus., 4 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319742342
9783319742335 (print ed.)
9783319742359 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Travel
Emergencies
Emergency Treatment
Travel Medicine
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Travel Medicine
Abstract
This book is a practical guide for health care professionals encountering medical emergencies during commercial flight. Health care providers should consider responding to emergencies during flight as there are often no other qualified individuals on board. This text covers the most common emergencies encountered during flight, both general medical emergencies and those specifically tied to the effects of flying, including cardiac, respiratory, and neurological issues. Medicolegal issues are considered in-depth, for both United States domestic and international flights, as there is potential legal risk involved in giving medical assistance on a flight. Additional chapters are dedicated to pre-flight clearance and the role non-physician healthcare providers can play. In-Flight Medical Emergencies: A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response is an essential resource for not only physicians but all healthcare professionals who travel regularly.
Contents
Setting the Scene -- Pathophysiology of Flight -- Medicolegal Issues Arising from Inflight Medical Emergencies in Commercial Travel -- International Flight Considerations -- In-Flight Evaluation and Management of Cardiac Illness -- Respiratory Emergencies -- Neurological Illness -- Psychiatric Emergencies -- Pediatric Considerations -- Obstetrics and Gynecology Considerations -- Infectious Disease -- Other Presentations -- Preflight Medical Clearance: Nonurgent Travel via Commercial Aircraft -- Preflight Therapies to Minimize Medical Risk Associated with Commercial Air Travel -- Ground-Based Medical Support -- Use of Commercial Aircraft for Emergency Patient Transport -- Responding As a Non-Physician Healthcare Provider.
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