The LMA Flexible Reusable Laryngeal Mask is designed for shared airways. In this the airway tube can be moved out of the surgical field without displacement of the cuff, or loss of seal for the anaesthetists
Procedures with LMA Flexible ensure significantly less time in the operating room after surgery, reduced incidence of airway irritation and lower postoperative pain in the first 4 hours vs an ETT
These laryngeal masks acts as a barrier, preventing soiling of the glottis or trachea by blood or secretions from above the trachea
The LMA Flexible mask is considered to be used for: ◦ Bilateral myringotomy tubes ◦ Rhinoplasty ◦ Nasal sinus surgery ◦ Adenoidectomy ◦ Tonsillectomy
The mask is available in 5 sizes: ◦ 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