States Academic Press
Pharmaceutical Sciences - Anesthesiology
Airway management refers to the maneuvers and medical procedures necessary to restore or preserve a person's breathing or ventilation. It is usually classified into two levels, namely, basic and advanced. Basic techniques are typically non-invasive and do not necessitate the use of specialized medical equipment or advanced training. These comprise head and neck maneuvers to improve back blows, ventilation and abdominal thrusts. Advanced techniques necessitate specific medical equipment and training. They are further divided anatomically into supraglottic devices and infraglottic techniques. Airway management can be necessary for individuals in a variety of situations ranging from simple choking to complex airway obstruction. It is a crucial technique for clinicians practicing emergency medicine and providing care to patients in critical circumstances. This book is a detailed explanation of the various techniques and tools used in airway management. It covers in detail some existent theories and innovative concepts related to this domain. The readers would gain knowledge that would broaden their perspective in this area of emergency medicine.