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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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Long-term oxygen therapy : new insights and perspectives

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Roberto Walter Dal Negro, Richard Hodder, editors ; forewords by Marc Miravitlles and Dario Olivieri. --Milan: Springer , c2012.
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Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) usually represents the final step in the management of severe chronic respiratory diseases: a large proportion of patients suffering from these conditions is involved and the corresponding impact for the Health Institutions and the Society is dramatically increasing. Although LTOT is well known and widely used since long ago in most modern countries, it still represents a challenging topic due to the huge amount of variables which can affect both its efficacy and…
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Dal Negro, Roberto Walter
Hodder, Richard
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Roberto Walter Dal Negro, Richard Hodder, editors ; forewords by Marc Miravitlles and Dario Olivieri
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 235 p.)
ISBN
9788847025806
Subjects (MeSH)
Anoxia - therapy
Long-Term Care
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
Internal medicine
Pneumology
Abstract
Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) usually represents the final step in the management of severe chronic respiratory diseases: a large proportion of patients suffering from these conditions is involved and the corresponding impact for the Health Institutions and the Society is dramatically increasing. Although LTOT is well known and widely used since long ago in most modern countries, it still represents a challenging topic due to the huge amount of variables which can affect both its efficacy and effectiveness. Unfortunately, patients, doctors, care-givers, together with health institutions and political decision makers frequently have different visions on LTOT, thus highly contributing to obtain uneven results and changing outcomes. The focus of this volume is on new insights and novel perspectives of LTOT. Starting from consolidated experiences, it's aim is also to emphasize the strategic value of developing technologies and innovative organizational models uniquely to find out even more opportunities and advantages for the management of chronic respiratory patients needing long-term oxygen treatment.
Contents
The patient candidate for LTOT -- The multidimensional evaluation of patients -- The cooperating roles -- Models for LTOT Management -- The outcomes -- Index.
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SLAM : street level airway management

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Rich, James Michael. --Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall , 2008.
Call Number
WB 105 R498s 2008
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 105 R498s 2008
Author
Rich, James Michael
Place of Publication
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Publisher
Pearson Prentice Hall
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
384 p.
ISBN
9780131183209
Subjects (MeSH)
Airway Obstruction - therapy
Intubation, Intratracheal - methods
Emergency Treatment - methods
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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