Benumof's Airway Management

Airway Management is one of the fundamental fields of knowledge that every resident, anesthesiologist and Nurse Anesthetist must master to successfully manage surgical patients. The new edition of this highly successful text has a new editor and increased coverage of pre- and post-intubation techniques. Fully illustrated and tightly focused, this unique text is the only volume of its kind completely dedicated to airway management. Complete with the latest ASA guidelines, no other volume does what Benumof's Airway Management does. This is the definitive reference on airway management and it belongs on your shelf.

Anesthesiology Residents, Anesthesiologists, Critical Care Residents & Practitioners, Otolaryngology & Pulmonology Residents, Emergency Residents, and Health Science Libraries


Published: January 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-02233-0


  • Section I Basic Clinical Science Consideration

    1. Functional Anatomy of the Airway

    2. Radiology of the Airway

    3. Physics and Modeling of the Airway

    4. Physiology of the Airway

    5. Airway Pharmacology

    6. Physiologic and Pathophysiologic Responses to Intubation

    Section II The Difficult Airway: Definition, Recognition, and the ASA Algorithm

    7. Definition and Incidence of the Difficult Airway

    8. Evaluation and Recognition of the Difficult Airway

    9. The American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Management of the Difficult Airway Algorithm and Explanation—Analysis of the Algorithm

    Section III Preintubation-Ventilation Procedures

    10. Preparation of the Patient for Awake Intubation

    11. Aspiration Prevention and Prophylaxis: Preoperative Considerations

    12. Preoxygenation

    Section IV The Airway Techniques

    13. Oxygen Delivery Systems, Inhalation Therapy, Respiration Therapy

    14. Nonintubation Management of the Airway: Mask Ventilation

    15. Indications for Tracheal Intubation

    16. Conventional (Laryngoscopic) Orotracheal and Nasotracheal Intubation (Single-Lumen Tube)

    17. Blind Digital Intubation

    18. Fiberoptic Endoscopy—Aided Technique

    19. Retrograde Intubation Technique

    20. Intubating Stylets

    21. Laryngeal Mask Airway

    22. New Generation Supraglottic Ventilatory Devices

    23. The Evolution of Upper Airway Retraction: New and Old Laryngoscope Blades

    24. Separation of the Two Lungs (Double-Lumen Tubes, Bronchial Blockers, and Endobronchial Single-Lumen Tubes)

    25. The Combitube: Esophageal/ Tracheal Double Lumen Airway

    26. Tracheal Jet Ventilation via Percutaneous Catheter and High-Pressure Source

    27. Performance of Rigid Bronchoscopy

    28. Percutaneous Dilational Cricothyrotomy and Tracheostomy

    29. Surgical Airway

    30. Confirmation of Tracheal Intubation

    Section V Difficult Airway Situations

    31. Prehospital Airway Management

    32. The Patient and the Full Stomach

    33. The Difficult Pediatric Airway

    34. The Difficult Airway in Obstetric Anesthesia

    35. Anesthetic and Airway Management of Laryngoscopy and Bronchoscopy

    36. The Difficult Airway in Neurosurgery

    37. Anesthesia for Laser Airway Surgery

    38. The Traumatized Airway

    39. The Difficult Airway in Neurosurgery

    40. Obesity, Sleep Apnea, the Airway and Anesthesia

    41. Special Considerations of Airway Management in the Burn Patient

    42. Regional Anesthesia and the Difficult Airway

    43. Airway Management in the Intensive Care Unit

    Section VI Postinubation Procedures

    44. Endotracheal Tube and Respiratory Care

    45. Mechanical Ventilation

    46. Monitoring the Airway and Pulmonary Function

    47. Extubation and Changing Endotracheal Tubes

    48. Complications of Managing the Airway

    Section VII Societal Considerations

    49. Teaching Airway Management Outside the Operating Room

    50. The Instruction of Airway Management in the Operating Room

    51. Effective Dissemination of Critical Airway Information: The Medic Alert National Difficult Airway/ Intubation Registry

    52. Medical-Legal Considerations: The ASA Closed Claims Project



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