Prepared by the faculty of the National Emergency Airway Management Course, this manual is an expert, practical guide to this challenging procedure. It offers step-by-step instructions on techniques, drug administration, and prevention and management of complications and includes a complete section on difficult clinical scenarios. The book is packed with easy-to-follow algorithms and diagrams and helpful mnemonics.
All chapters have been updated for this Second Edition and templated to ensure consistent organization. The authors have removed obsolete drugs and added evidence-based analyses of procedures. A new section on implementation includes stocking the airway cart, establishing protocols, training, and skill retention.
This edition is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details.