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Airway Management, Communication, and Swallowing

Second Edition
Edited by: Eugene N. Myers, Jonas T. Johnson
238 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Hardcover, 7 x 10"
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A new edition of a highly popular and successful coverage of the subject, Tracheotomy has now been fully revised, updated and expanded, with new chapters including Dr. John Schaefer’s Alternatives to Tracheotomy and Teaching Airway Management. In addition, Dr. Harvey Slater has contributed an excellent new chapter with current concepts on management of tracheotomy in burn patients. Advances in technology leading to improvements in tracheostomy tubes are reflected in a chapter on the subject by Professor Carl-Eric Lindholm from Sweden. Other advances and new techniques and practices are reflected throughout, including the management of airway problems in newborn children using the EXIT technique.


  • Bradley A. Schiff, MD, Annals (2010):
    "This book fills a void in the otolaryngology literature by providing a logically organized, comprehensive, and detailed look at one of the most basic and essential otolaryngological procedures. It should provide a valuable resource to all health-care providers who frequently interact with tracheotomy patients."

  • Donna C. Tippett, Dysphagia (2009):
    "Tracheotomy: Airway Management, Communication and Swallowing, 2nd ed. is a multi-authored textbook edited by Eugene N. Myers and Jonas T. Johnson. The contributors to the textbook represent the fields of anesthesiology, general surgery, internal medicine, laryngology, otolaryngology, oncologic nursing, and speech-language pathology.

    ...The editors brought together a diverse group of experts to produce a well-conceived and high-quality book. The management of individuals with tracheostomy is treated comprehensively, addressing surgical and nonsurgical airway management, and care from the intensive care unit through the post-acute phase. The broad scope of this book makes it a valuable resource for all the members of the tracheostomy care team."

  • Preface to First Edition
  • Preface to Second Edition
  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
    • 1 The History of Tracheotomy and Intubation Steven M. Zeitels, Matthew S. Broadhurst, Lee M. Akst, and Gerardo Lopez-Guerra
    • 2 Alternatives to Tracheostomy Andrew Herlich
    • 3 Technique and Complications of Tracheostomy in Adults Rohan R.Walvekar and Eugene N. Myers
    • 4 Technique and Complications of Tracheostomy in the Pediatric Age Group Robert F. Yellon
    • 5 Tracheostomy in the Intensive Care Unit Setting Karen M. Kost
    • 6 Selecting a Tracheostomy Tube: Current Options Carl-Eric Lindholm
    • 7 Tracheostomy in Burn Patients Harvey Slater
    • 8 Tracheostomy in Patients with the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Jonas T. Johnson
    • 9 Nursing Management of the Patient with a Tracheostomy Marilyn Hudak and Margaret M. Hickey
    • 10 Long-Term Care of Patients with a Tracheostomy David A. Nace and Andrea R. Fox
    • 11 Communication Options for Tracheostomy and Ventilator-Dependent Patients Marta S. Kazandjian and Karen J. Dikeman
    • 12 Management of Swallowing Disorders in the Patient with a Tracheostomy Tamara Wasserman-Wincko and Ricardo L. Carrau
  • Index

About The Editors

Eugene N. Myers

Eugene N. Myers, MD, Distinguished Professor and Emeritus Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Medical Center.

Jonas T. Johnson

Jonas T. Johnson, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburg School of Medicine and Medical Center, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

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