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Airway and breathing management

Ashis Banerjee and Chris Hargreaves

in A Resuscitation Room Guide

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ISBN: 9780199298075
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730702 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199298075.003.0005

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Airway and breathing management

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Introduction - Features of increased work of breathing - Patterns of altered breathing - Features of paediatric upper airway - Elective airway evaluation - Airway adjuncts - Face mask application - Bag and mask ventilation - Adult and paediatric choking - Respiratory system monitoring techniques - Pulse oximetry - Capnography - Oxygen therapy - Oxygen delivery devices - Arterial blood gases - Tracheal intubation - Confirmation of tracheal tube placement - Laryngeal mask airway - Airway trolley contents - Aids to intubation - Cricothyroidotomy - Tracheostomy - Rapid sequence intubation - Rapid onset sedative–hypnotics - Neuromuscular relaxants - Management after uneventful intubation - Failed intubation - Anticipated difficult intubation - Mechanical ventilation - Transport ventilator - Ventilatory modes - Non-invasive ventilation - Setting up non-invasive ventilation - Components of an anaesthetic machine - Chest X-ray - Dyspnoea - Asthma - Acute exacerbation of COPD - Stridor - Upper airway infections - Community-acquired pneumonia - Pleural effusion - Pneumothorax - Haemoptysis - Drowning

Chapter.  23288 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine ; Anaesthetics

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