Ok Team Airway,
Here is lecture #3. This is just a short (11min) review for how to use the SupraGlottic Airway (SGA) in the ED. This tool is probably underused by ED providers and it is worth a little reminder about something you might want to think about next time you are having difficulty oxygenating a patient.
Pretest #3- Supraglottic Airways
- What are the indications for a SupraGlottic Airway (SGAs) like the LMA or AirQ?
- What does the mnemonic RODS mean in predicting difficulty using a LMA/SGA?
- Describe the technical steps for inserting a Supraglottic Airway (SGA)
- What can you do if you are getting a poor seal an LMA or to aid the passage of an ETT through an I-LMA?
- Describe how to use an Intubating LMA.
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This one is too quiet at well. Next time.
FULLTEXT link to a nice review of SupraGottic Airways that is really useful.
- Mort CT, The Supraglottic Airway Device In the Emergency Setting. Anesthesiology News. 2011
Here is another short video describing the I-LMA (Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway)
Here is a short video on how to use a flexible fiberoptic scope to intubate through an intubating supraglottic airway: