The LMA Classic Reusable Laryngeal Mask is manufactured with aperture bars which are designed to prevent the blockage of the airway by the epiglottis
These laryngeal masks facilitates smooth emergence from anaesthesia
The mask has a soft silicone cuff and the mask can be used for up to 40 times
These masks features a 15 mm connector and is not made with natural rubber latex (Latex Free)
The LMA Classic mask is considered to be used for: ◦ Operation Theatre ◦ Crash carts ◦ Emergency departments ◦ Pre-hospital ◦ Ambulance
The mask is available in 7 sizes: ◦ 1, Neonates/Infants (5 kg) ◦ 1.5, Infants (5-10 kg) ◦ 2, Infants/Child (10-20 kg) ◦ 2.5, Child (20-30 kg) ◦ 3, Child (30-50 kg) ◦ 4, Medium Adults (50-70 kg) ◦ 5, Large Adults (70-100 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