The i-gel O2 Supraglottic Airway Resus Pack is the innovative second generation supraglottic airway device from Intersurgical
The first major development since the laryngeal mask airway, i-gel has changed the face of airway management and is now widely used in anaesthesia and resuscitation across the globe
Made from a medical grade thermoplastic elastomer, i-gel has been designed to create a non-inflatable, anatomical seal of the pharyngeal, laryngeal and perilaryngeal structures whilst avoiding compression trauma
These are available in 3 variants: ◦ Size: Large adult. Pack includes a size 5 i-gel O2 with orange hook ring, sachet of lubricant, airway support strap and a 12FG suction tube (90+kg) ◦ Size: Medium adult. Pack includes a size 4 i-gel O2 with green hook ring, sachet of lubricant, airway support strap and a 12FG suction tube (50-90kg) ◦ Size: Small adult. Pack includes a size 3 i-gel O2 with yellow hook ring, sachet of lubricant, airway support strap and a 12FG suction tube (30-60kg)
Supraglottic airway devices (SADs) are devices that keep the upper airway clear for unobstructed ventilation. Laryngeal masks are a type of supraglottic airway which keep a patient’s airway open during the state of unconsciousness and when the patient is under anesthesia. When the laryngeal mask is correctly placed, it sits above the glottis in the hypopharynx region.
Supraglottic Airway Devices (SADs) comprise a vast group of tools designed to provide a means for ventilation, oxygenation and administration of anaesthetic gases during situations of respiratory arrest or in a patient who is submitted to a surgical procedure under general anaesthesia.The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is an acceptable alternative to mask anesthesia in the operating room. It is often used for short procedures when endotracheal intubation is not necessary.
How to insert a Laryngeal Mask Airway: ◦ First, Deflate The Cuff Properly ◦ Lubricate the Posterior LMA Surface ◦ Slight Flexion of the Head on the Neck Can Help ◦ How You Hold the LMA Matters ◦ Open The Mouth As Wide As You Can ◦ Insert As Far Back as Possible Until It Seats ◦ Be careful With the Tongue