An Update on Airway Management

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      In recent years, there have been many advances in the safe management of the patient's airway, a cornerstone of anesthetic practice. An Update on Airway Management brings forth information about new approaches in airway management in many clinical settings. This volume analyzes and explains new preoperative diagnostic methods, algorithms, intubation devices, extubation procedures, novelties in postoperative management in resuscitation and intensive care units, while providing a simple, accessible and applicable reading experience that helps medical practitioners in daily practice. The comprehensive updates presented in this volume make this a useful reference for anesthesiologists, surgeons and EMTs at all levels. Key topics reviewed in this reference include: · New airway devices, clinical management techniques, pharmacology updates (ASA guidelines, DAS algorithms, Vortex approach, etc.), · Induced and awake approaches in different settings · Updates on diagnostic accuracy of perioperative radiology and ultrasonography · Airway management in different settings (nonoperating room locations and emergency rooms) · Airway management in specific patient groups (for example, patients suffering from morbid obesity, obstetric patients and critical patients) · Algorithms and traditional surgical techniques that include emergency cricothyrotomy and tracheostomy in ‘Cannot Intubate, Cannot Ventilate'scenarios. · Learning techniques to manage airways correctly, focusing on the combination of knowledge, technical abilities, decision making, communication skills and leadership · Special topics such as difficult airway management registry, organization, documentation, dissemination of critical information, big data and databases
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