Benumof's Airway Management

2nd Edition

Authors: Carin Hagberg
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323022330
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 16th January 2007
Page Count: 1344


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.

Key Features

  • Offers a how-to approach to airway management.
  • Includes case examples and analysis.
  • Highly illustrated format provides clarity on complex procedures.

Table of Contents

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 Cricoth


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About the Author

Carin Hagberg

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anesthesiology, Director, Neuroaneshtesia and Advanced Airway Management, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA