Use of the intubating laryngeal mask airway by medical and nonmedical personnel.

@article{Levitan2000UseOT,
  title={Use of the intubating laryngeal mask airway by medical and nonmedical personnel.},
  author={Richard M. Levitan and Edward Andrew Ochroch and Sam Stuart and Judd E. Hollander},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={12-6}
}
The intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) is a newly available device designed to allow for blind endotracheal intubation and treatment of patients with difficult airways. We studied the intubation success rates and speed with initial use of this device on an intubation manikin to determine whether this device might be easily used by trained and untrained personnel. Rapid and successful intubation with a device requiring limited or no training could have widespread implications for both… CONTINUE READING

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