LMA Unique

From WikiAnesthesia
Revision as of 00:24, 31 May 2022 by Mitchel DeVita (talk | contribs) (added definition of LMA)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

A laryngeal mask airway is a supraglottic airway device which allows for controlled ventilation and delivery of anesthetic gases without requiring laryngoscopy or instrumentation of the trachea. It is considered to be a less secure airway device than an endotracheal tube.

LMA (laryngeal mask airway)® Unique™ is a first generation LMA utilizing a silicone Cuff with integrated cuff pressure monitoring device. It is advertised to have better elasticity, seal pressures, and decreased sore throat risk vs PVC LMA cuffs.

Sizing chart:

LMA Size Weight (KG)
1 <5
1.5 5-10
2 10-20
2.5 20-30
3 30-50
4 50-70
5 70-100