Difficult Airway Management

Difficult Airway Management

Mansukh Popat

Print publication date: Apr 2009

ISBN: 9780199554515

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Management of a patient with a difficult airway has undergone significant changes in recent years, with the introduction of both new guidelines and equipment, and this resource covers basic topics such as recognition of a difficult airway and general principles of management, as well as more complicated topics such as the 'anticipated' and 'unanticipated' difficult airway scenarios. New equipment is outlined and reviewed, and a chapter focuses on extubation and its importance. It also includes a chapter on management in common clinical settings and a separate chapter covers paediatric airway management.