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Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway
edited by Orlando Hung

The first exclusive guide to the management of the difficult and failed airway --presented by a team of international experts!

Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway brings together international experts who offer essential, never-before-published insights into the identification and management of difficult and failed airways.


  • Skill-building insights that cover all devices and skills required to handle most difficult and failed airways
  • Mnemonics and easy-to-follow algorithms in nearly every chapter
  • Engaging chapter-ending questions and answers
  • Logical four-section organization: devices, techniques, difficult populations, and “practical considerations”
  • Illustrated with color photographs throughout
  • Conversational writing style, with headings phrased as questions commonly raised by physicians and practitioners-in-training
  • The ideal accompaniment to “The Difficult Airway Course,” conducted by the editors
  • Companion DVD with videos of airway techniques and devices


  1. Airway Evaluation
  2. The Algorithms
  3. Preparation for Awake Intubation
  4. The Pharmacology of Intubation
  5. Aspiration: Risks and Prevention
  6. Airway Devices and Techniques
  7. Direct Laryngoscopy and Oral Intubation of the Trachea
  8. Flexible Fiberoptic Intubation
  9. Rigid and Semi-Rigid Fiberoptic and Video Laryngoscopy and Intubation
  10. Blind Intubation Techniques
  11. Extraglottic Devices for Ventilation and Oxygenation
  12. Surgical Airway
  13. What is Unique About Airway Management in the Prehospital Setting?
  14. Airway Management of a Patient with Traumatic Bran Injury (TBI)
  15. Airway Management of an Unconscious Patient who Remains Trapped Inside the Vehicle Following a Motor Vehicle Accident
  16. Airway Management of a Motorcyclist with a Full Face Helmet Following an Accident
  17. Airway Management of a Morbidly Obese Patient Suffering from a Cardiac Arrest
  18. Airway Management with Blunt Anterior Neck Trauma
  19. Airway Management in the Emergency Department
  20. Patient with Deadly Asthma Requires Intubation
  21. Patient in Cardiogenic Shock
  22. Airway Management of a Patient with Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema
  23. Airway Management of a Patient with a Stab Wound to the Neck
  24. Airway Management in the Patient with Burns to the Head, Neck, Upper Torso and the Airway
  25. Airway Management in a Patient with Angioedema
  26. Airway Management for Blunt Facial Trauma
  27. Airway Management in a Patient with Retropharyngeal Abscess
  28. Airway Management in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  29. Management of Extubation of a Patient Following a Prolonged Period of Mechanical Ventilation
  30. Management of an Accidental Extubation in a Patient in a Halo Jacket
  31. Management of a SARS Patient Admitted to the ICU with Impending Respiratory Failure and a Clinical Suspicion of Difficult Airway
  32. Performing an Elective Percutaneous Dilational Tracheotomy in a Patient on Mechanical Ventilation
  33. Uncooperative Down Syndrome Patient
  34. Airway Management in the Operating Room of a Patient with a History of Oral and Cervical Radiation Therapy
  35. Intra-Operative Accidental Dislodgement of the Endotracheal Tube in a Patient in Prone Position
  36. Airway Management of Patients with a History of Difficult Intubation for a Peripheral Procedure
  37. Airway Management of a Patient with an Unanticipated Difficult Laryngoscopy
  38. Airway Management of a Patient with Superior Vena Cava Obstruction Syndrome
  39. Airway Management of a Patient with History of Difficult Airway who Refuses to have Awake Tracheal Intubation
  40. Airway Management in the Operating Room of a Morbidly Obese Patient in a Can’t intubate, Can’t Ventilate (CICV) Situation
  41. Unique Airway Issues in the Pediatric Population Robert C. Luten, MD, Niranjan "Tex" Kissoon, MD FRCPC FAAP FCCM FACPE, Stephen A.
  42. Airway Management of a Child with Epiglottitis
  43. Management of 12 year-old Child with a Foreign Body in the Bronchus
  44. Airway Management of a Newborn with a Tracheoesophageal Fistula (TEF)
  45. Airway Management in a One Year-Old with Pierre Robin Syndrome for Myringotomy and Tubes
  46. Airway Management of a Six Year Old with a History of Difficult Airway for Bilateral Inguinal Hernia Repair
  47. Pediatric Patient with a Closed Head Injury
  48. What is Unique about the Obstetrical Airway?
  49. Airway Management of the Obstetrical Patient with an Anticipated Difficult Airway
  50. Unanticipated Difficult Airway in an Obstetrical Patient Requiring an Emergency Cesarean Section
  51. Airway Management in the Pregnant Trauma Victim
  52. Unique Challenges of Ectopic Airway Management
  53. Management of the Patient with a Neck Hematoma
  54. Respiratory Arrest in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Suite
  55. Difficult Airway Carts
  56. Post-Obstructive Pulmonary Edema (POPE)
  57. Documentation and Management of Patients Following a Difficult Tracheal Intubation


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Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway
edited by Orlando Hung

2008 • 510 pages • $141.00 + shipping
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