Airway management

Patricia Reinhard, Irene P. Osborn

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Abstract

Airway management is often a difficult but vitally important skill in the ICU. The first responsibility of a practitioner assessing a critically ill patient is to assess the airway, and if any compromise or potential compromise is found, it must be dealt with as a first priority. Unlike a relatively healthy patient undergoing elective surgery, ICU patients frequently have a wide range of comorbidities, which limit physiology reserve. Therefore, when intubation in the ICU becomes necessary, it is very important for the entire care team to have an effective plan that involves both knowledge of the patient's medical problems and understanding of the various techniques for airway management. Modern airway management has evolved with the introduction of novel supraglottic devices and newer techniques for facilitating endotracheal intubation. This chapter will focus on the management of the difficult airway (DA) and the role of alternative airway devices for managing failed ventilation and/or intubation. It will also discuss techniques for tube changes and extubation in the DA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBedside Procedures for the Intensivist
PublisherSpringer
Pages37-55
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780387798295
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Airway Management
Intubation
Equipment and Supplies
Intratracheal Intubation
Critical Illness
Ventilation
Comorbidity

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  • Medicine(all)

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Reinhard, P., & Osborn, I. P. (2010). Airway management. In Bedside Procedures for the Intensivist (pp. 37-55). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79830-1_3

Airway management. / Reinhard, Patricia; Osborn, Irene P.

Bedside Procedures for the Intensivist. Springer, 2010. p. 37-55.

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Reinhard, P & Osborn, IP 2010, Airway management. in Bedside Procedures for the Intensivist. Springer, pp. 37-55. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79830-1_3
Reinhard P, Osborn IP. Airway management. In Bedside Procedures for the Intensivist. Springer. 2010. p. 37-55 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79830-1_3
Reinhard, Patricia ; Osborn, Irene P. / Airway management. Bedside Procedures for the Intensivist. Springer, 2010. pp. 37-55
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