The Intersurgical has introduced a single use laryngeal mask airway The Solus due to growing concerns about the risk of cross infection
This Solus Laryngeal mask is ideal for use in both anaesthesia and emergency medicine
The materials used in the manufacture of the Solus have been specifically chosen to provide the product with the quality, flexibility and strength required to work effectively within a range of demanding clinical applications, such as paediatric anaesthesia
The Solus Flexible provides an ideal solution for shared airway procedures such as ENT, dental, oro-maxillary and eye surgery where the rigidity of airway devices can obscure surgical access
The wire-reinforced tube permits flexion without kinking and can be moved at any time mid-procedure without concern for cessation of gas flow
These are available in multiple sizes: ◦ Size: 2, Paediatric (Small, 10-20 Kg) ◦ Size: 2.5, Paediatric (Large, 20-30 Kg) ◦ Size: 3, Adult (Small, 30-50 Kg) ◦ Size: 4, Adult (Medium, 50-70 Kg) ◦ Size: 5, Adult (Large, 70+ Kg)
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