Airway Management

  • Marc J. Popovich

Abstract

Critical care practitioners must have the ability to secure and maintain an adequate airway. Mask ventilation and endotracheal intubation can be lifesaving for a patient in respiratory distress. This chapter focuses on basic principles, including patient assessment, preparation, technical aspects, equipment for laryngoscopy and intubation, and alternative strategies for elective and emergent airway management.

Keywords

Endotracheal Tube Vocal Cord Airway Management Difficult Intubation Mask Ventilation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc J. Popovich
    • 1
  1. 1.The Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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