Laryngeal mask airway and tracheal tube insertion by unskilled personnel

@article{Davies1990LaryngealMA,
  title={Laryngeal mask airway and tracheal tube insertion by unskilled personnel},
  author={Philip R Davies and S. Q. M. Tighe and G. L. Greenslade and Garrett H. Evans},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1990},
  volume={336},
  pages={977-979}
}
After a short training programme 11 naval medical trainees inserted a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and a tracheal tube (ETT) in random order in a total of 110 anaesthetised patients. They were allowed 40 s for each attempt. Success was defined as the detection of expired carbon dioxide within 40 s of Guedel airway removal which subsequently rose to an end-tidal value of at least 4 kPa, together with satisfactory lung expansion and ventilation, without other airway intervention by the… CONTINUE READING

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