Manage airway emergencies with confidence! The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management is the world’s most trusted reference on emergency airway management, and is the foundation text in the nationally recognized The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™, The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care™, and The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™. Its practical, hands-on approach provides all the concrete guidance you need to effectively respond to any airway emergency, whether in the emergency department, ICU, urgent care setting, pre-hospital environment, or anywhere else airway emergencies may occur.
Apply the latest evidence-based approaches to all aspects of airway management.New chapters include Managing Retroglottic Devices, Controversies in EMS Airway Management, The Unstable Patient: Optimization for Emergency Airway Management, and Safe Extubation of the At-Risk Emergency Patient. Discover expanded coverage of preoxygenation techniques and comprehensive updates throughout.
Efficiently overcome any challenge in airway management with the aid of step-by-step instructions, mnemonics, easy-to-follow algorithms, and rich illustrations.
Glean expert insights from a brand-new editorial team led by Calvin Brown III, MD, who is Dr. Walls’ colleague and protégé, and many of the same airway experts who teach The Difficult Airway Course™ - additionally, Dr. Ron Walls continues to actively author content within this edition!
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June 20, 2017
About The Author(s)
Nathan W. Mick MD
Nathan W. Mick, MD Associate Professor Tufts University School of Medicine Associate Chief Department of Emergency Medicine Maine Medical Center Portland, Maine
Calvin A Brown MD
Calvin A. Brown III, MD Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Director of Faculty Affairs Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts
John C Sakles
John C. Sakles, MD Professor Department of Emergency Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, Arizona
Table of contents
SECTION I. Principles of Airway Management 1.The Decision to Intubate 2.Identification of the Difficult and Failed Airway 3.The Emergency Airway Algorithms 4.Applied Functional Anatomy of the Airway
Section II. Oxygen Delivery 5.Principles of Preparatory Oxygenation 6.Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation 7.Mechanical Ventilation 8.Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
Section III. Basic Airway Management 9.Bag-Mask Ventilation 10.Extraglottic Devices: Supraglottic Type 11.Retroglottic Devices
Section IV. Tracheal Intubation 12.Managing the Patient with an Extraglottic Device in Place 13.Direct Laryngoscopy 14.Video Laryngoscopy 15.Optical and Light-Guided Devices 16.Flexible Endoscopic Intubation 17.Fiberoptic and Video Intubating Stylets 18.Blind Intubation Techniques
Section V. Pharmacology and Techniques of Airway Management 19.Surgical Airway Management 20.Rapid Sequence Intubation 21.Sedative Induction Agents 22.Neuromuscular Blocking Agents 23.Anesthesia and Sedation for Awake Intubation
Section VI. Pediatric Airway Management 24.Differentiating Aspects of the Pediatric Airway 25.Pediatric Airway Techniques 26.The Difficult Pediatric Airway 27.Foreign Body in the Pediatric Airway
Section Vii. EMS Airway Management 28.Introduction to EMS Airway Management 29.Techniques in EMS Airway Management 30.Difficult and Failed Airway Management in EMS
Section VIII. Special Clinical Circumstances 31.Controversies in EMS Airway Management 32.The Unstable Patient: Cardiopulmonary Optimization for Emergency Airway Management 33.The Trauma Patient 34.Elevated ICP and HTN Emergencies 35.Reactive Airways Disease 36.Distorted Airways and Acute Upper Airway Obstruction 37.The Pregnant Patient 38.The Patient with Prolonged Seizure Activity 39.The Geriatric Patient 40.The Morbidly Obese Patient 41.Foreign Body in the Adult Airway 42.Safe Extubation of the Emergency Patient
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