This book offers current information on emergency and difficult airway management from the "Street Level" through all areas of the hospital! My goal in writing SLAM: Street Level Airway Management was to create a cutting edge, evidence-based book on emergency and difficult airway management. I wanted to produce a book that offers solutions to emergency and difficult airway situations for those practicing from the "street level" through all areas of the hospital, which is what the SLAM Airway Course has done for nearly a decade.
I have practiced nurse anesthesia for nearly 30 years, which has allowed me to teach emergency and difficult airway management to many different types of providers. This has resulted in me collaborating with a seasoned group of 24 international airway experts, educators, researchers, inventors and practitioners from all areas of clinical practice to write this practical text. My hope is that this book will become an indispensable benefit to any practitioner who needs to provide safe and effective airway management, regardless of the professional discipline in which he of she is practicing. At about a penny a page it is a real bargain.
SLAM: Street Level Airway Management is based upon my emergency and difficult airway flowchart and my SLAM Emergency Airway Provider Course. Using the SLAM Concept and the SLAM Universal Adult Airway Flowchart as a starting point, it focuses on the fundamental aspects of anatomy, patient condition and clinical considerations promoting both patient safety and clinical competency. The book brings together information that has been taught for years at the SLAM courses and presented at the slamairway.com website. Excellent figures (photos, detailed drawings and line drawings) as well as clearly presented tables simplify and reinforce the learning of difficult topics.