When confronted with a challenging clinical problem, help can frequently be found in textbooks or a search of the literature. Unfortunately, for questions about tracheotomies, the resources were either parceled in multiple diverse sources or buried in the lore of different subspecialties. A wide range of healthcare providers treat patients with a surgical airway and a mix of different providers must be ready to obtain or manage a surgical airway in an emergency. With the increasing prevalence of patients with tracheotomies, a book written from a concensus approach by the different healthcare providers encountering them was needed. The result is this text, useful when caring for anyone with a surgical airway. This book provides a concise but comprehensive summary of current treatments and techniques. In each chapter, the authors are drawn from different specialties to provide a comprehensive view of each topic covered. Sample clinical cases are described to provide context. While each chapter can be used independently for specific topics, the book also serves as a complete resource for anyone confronted with uncommon clinical situations that can arise in people with surgical airways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTracheotomy Management
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Approach
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780511977787
ISBN (Print)9780521196918
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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