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Essentials of Airway Management
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  • 50 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 152 pages
  • Size: 186 x 123 mm
  • Weight: 0.194 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9781841101538 | ISBN-10: 1841101532)

Competent airway management is a vital skill: inability to handle the airway can lead at best to abandoning the case, and at worst to death. This book is an essential guide to airway management for trainee anaesthetists and intensivists, operating department practitioners and anaesthetic/theatre nurses. It is designed to be non-intimidating, and to cover the necessary essentials in such a way as to be easily accessible and readily understood by the new trainee or busy nurse without the time to look through large textbooks. Emphasis is given to the basics of airway assessment, how to handle vital emergency procedures and the difficult airway - all situations which will be familiar in any hospital.

• Deals with a critical topic for the broad spectrum of healthcare professionals involved in emergency/perioperative patient care • Focuses on key subjects, but also covers more advanced topics in brief, to give a comprehensive overview • Didactic text reflects the current emphasis in healthcare provision on 'best practice', guidelines and set protocols for patient management • Fully referenced throughout to guide the reader to more detailed texts where appropriate • Excellent value for money


1. Airway assessment; 2. Anatomy; 3. Routine intubation; 4. Abdominal surgery; 5. Trauma and burns; 6. The paediatric airway; 7. Airway management without intubation; 8. Airway management in obstetrics; 9. Surgery in the prone position; 10. Head and neck, maxillo-facial surgery, ENT and neurosurgery; 11. The difficult airway; 12. Extubation and post-operative airway management.

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