Airway Management in Emergencies

George Kovacs, MD MHPE FRCP(C)

Professor Emergency Medicine
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

J. Adam Law, MD FRCP(C)

Professor of Anesthesiology
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Written by international experts in a style that is concise, practical and to the point, Airway Management in Emergencies covers all the options – medical and surgical – for managing any patient’s airway in an emergency. Practitioners and students will discover the core knowledge and accompanying management protocols necessary to assess, oxygenate, intubate, and monitor patients requiring emergency airway management.

In each chapter of the second edition, the high-yield coverage is supported by evidence-based algorithms, synoptic tips, and real-world case studies that show readers how to resolve any difficult airway scenario one would likely encounter in clinical practice.

Readers will find:

  • Highlighted key points in each chapter
  • Skill-sharpening review of core knowledge
  • >100 figures that include a combination of original art work, fluoroscopy and Airwaycam images
  • A practical overview of both established and newer emergency airway equipment
  • Far-reaching coverage addressing both the anticipated and unanticipated difficult airway, the uncooperative patient, and the “failed” airway
  • Chapters on treating a range of patient populations (pediatric, elderly, critically ill ) and clinical presentations
  • Perspectives on when and how to perform both “awake” and rapid sequence intubations and effectively administer post-intubation care
  • A closing chapter on the interrelationship between human performance and patient safety, and how to optimize both in caring for patients requiring acute airway management

George Kovacs and J. Adam Law

Definitive Airway Management: When Is Tracheal Intubation Needed?
George Kovacs, Sam G. Campbell, and J. Adam Law

Airway Physiology and Anatomy
Adam Law and John M. Tallon

Oxygen Delivery Devices and Bag-Mask Ventilation
George Kovacs and J. Adam Law

Tracheal Intubation by Direct Laryngoscopy
Adam Law and George Kovacs

Alternative Intubation Techniques
Adam Law and George Kovacs

Rescue Oxygenation
Adam Law and George Kovacs

How to Do Awake Tracheal Intubations – Oral and Nasal
Adam Law and Ian R. Morris

Rapid-Sequence Intubation
George Kovacs and John Ross

Postintubation Management
George Kovacs and Robert S. Green

Approach to Tracheal Intubation
George Kovacs and J. Adam Law

Response to an Encountered Difficult Airway
Adam Law and George Kovacs

Airway Pharmacology
Kirk MacQuarrie and Peter J. Zed

Airway Management in Trauma and the Traumatized Airway
Mark Vu, Erik N. Vu, John M. Tallon, James Thompson and J. Adam Law

Central Nervous System Emergencies and Airway Management in the Suspected C-spine Injured Patient
Adam Law, Kirk MacQuarrie, and James Thompson

Cardiovascular Emergencies
George Kovacs and Alec H. Ritchie

Respiratory Emergencies
Laura Duggan and George Kovacs

The Critically Ill Patient
George Kovacs and Robert S. Green

Airway Management of the Infant
Laura Duggan, Christian M. Soder, and Narasimhan Jagannathan

Other Medical Conditions With Airway Management Implications
Paul Linden and Turki M. Al Harbi

Prehospital Airway Management: Evidence
David Petrie, John M. Tallon, and George Kovacs

Prehospital Airway Management: Clinical Considerations
George Kovacs, David Petrie, Mark Vu, and Nick Balfour

Human Factors in Airway Management
Patrick Croskerry, J. Adam Law, and George Kovacs


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468 pages


7 in. x 10 in.


Anesthesiologists, emergency physicians, other emergency medical services providers, students, instructors

ISBN 9781607951049