Airway Management

  • Dilipkumar K. Patel
  • Kamardeen O. Alao
  • Neil W. Brister
  • Rodger E. Barnette


After studying this chapter you should be able to: Perform a focused exam to assess the need for oxygen therapy and ventilatory support. Understand the function of support devices that serve to improve oxygenation or ventilation. Identify urgent situations that require immediate establishment of an effective airway. Utilize an anatomic classification system of the upper airway that identifies potentially difficult endotracheal intubations. Understand the equipment and resources needed to safely establish an airway. Identify unique situations that require skilled personnel to safely establish an airway. Understand criteria for extubation and tracheotomy.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Endotracheal Intubation Airway Management Laryngeal Mask Airway Difficult Airway 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dilipkumar K. Patel
    • 1
  • Kamardeen O. Alao
    • 1
  • Neil W. Brister
    • 1
  • Rodger E. Barnette
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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