The Airway Cam Guide to intubation and Practical Emergency Airway Management provides a practical approach to first pass intubation success. Techniques, airway anatomy, and case examples are illustrated using more than 450 full color photographs, including step-by-step laryngoscopy images from Dr. Levitan’s patented Airway Cam. This head-mounted camera aligns with the dominant pupil and permits imaging of laryngoscopy from the operator’s perspective. Airway Cam videotapes are used in more than 2,500 hospitals and EMS systems in 25 states.
Explains the importance of finding the epiglottis first and recognizing laryngeal landmarks, especially the posterior cartilages and interarytenoid notch.
Provides an overall laryngoscopy strategy with fast and effective maneuvers for improving laryngeal view––external laryngeal manipulation, head-elevated laryngoscopy positioning, and straight-to-cuff stylet shaping.
Offers clear guidelines on when to avoid RSI and use awake approaches.
Covers special clinical challenges, and the selection of laryngoscopy equipment and alternative devices.
Includes nasal intubation, surgical approaches, pediatric laryngoscopy, and creating practical emergency airway kits.