Patients with tracheotomies are managed by a wide variety of healthcare professionals. As a result, information regarding best practice is scattered throughout the medical literature and can be difficult to identify and implement in the clinical setting. Tracheotomy Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach is a practical review of all tracheotomy procedures and acute and chronic tracheotomy care. It combines evidence-based practice and expert opinion to create an invaluable hands-on guide for any healthcare provider managing patients with tracheotomies. Each chapter is authored by at least two different subspecialists, contains case studies with real-life examples of problematic clinical scenarios, and is enhanced by high quality images and algorithms. The rationale for different approaches is discussed to guide the decision-making process. Written and edited by tracheotomy experts from a wide variety of disciplines, Tracheotomy Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach is essential reading for anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and critical care and emergency physicians. Features • A clinically-oriented reference which addresses difficult issues; appropriate timing of an elective tracheostomy, key management differences, and patient advice • Written and edited by experts from a wide variety of disciplines and subspecialties • Algorithms and colour photographs enhance the text throughout, illustrating the issues and interventions discussed Table of Contents Preface List of contributors Acknowledgements Introduction: the history of tracheotomy Zahra Karparvar and David Goldenberg 1. Anatomy of the anterior and lateral neck Elliot Regenbogen 2. Elective surgical tracheotomy in the adult Yvonne Tsui, Michael Ondik and David Goldenberg 3. Percutaneous tracheotomy Garret Choby, Dmitri Bezinover and David Goldenberg 4. Emergency surgical airways Leonard Pott and Scott Goldstein 5. Congenital, embryological, and anatomic variations, and their association with pediatric tracheotomy Eliot Regenbogen 6. Pediatric tracheotomy Robert Yellon, Raymond Maguire and Jay B. Tuchman 7. Laryngotracheal reconstruction: surgical management of pediatric airway stenosis Diego Preciado, Sophie R. Pestieau and Ira Todd Cohen 8. Timing of tracheotomy for intubated patients Alison Wilson, Elias B. Rizk, Kimberly E. Fenton, Thomas K. Lee and Elizabeth H. Sinz 9. Intensive care unit tracheotomy care Shaji Poovathoor, Eric Posner, James Vosswinkel and Peggy A. Seidman 10. Complications of tracheotomy Steve L. Orebaugh 11. Airway manipulation with tracheotomy Daryn H. Moller, Slawomir P. Oleszak and Ghassan J. Samara 12. Tracheotomy equipment Dana Stauffer, John Stene and Joanne Stene 13. Care of the patient with a tracheotomy Margaret Wojnar and Jonathan D. McGinn 14. Tracheal education for home care Jodie E. Landis, Michael K. Hurst and Brian W. Grose Index.