What is fastrach LMA?
LMA Fastrach™ is the intubating LMA airway. It is designed as a guide for blind intubation of the trachea without moving the head or neck and allows continuous ventilation between intubation attempts. LMA Fastrach™ is a reusable device, made primarily of medical grade silicone.
Why is an LMA not suitable for long term intubation?
However Proseal LMA (i.e, those incorporating gastric tube insertion channel) can be used for longer duration say 60-90 minutes. However, LMAs are unsuitable for major surgery, where there is high risk of aspiration, where airway can be compromised and where controlled ventilation is required.
What is the main disadvantage of a supraglottic airway?
They include regurgitation and aspiration of gastric contents, compression of vascular structures, trauma, and nerve injury. The incidence of such complications is quite low, but as some carry with them a significant degree of morbidity the need to follow manufacturers’ advice is underlined.
What are the advantages of an LMA?
The advantages of the laryngeal mask airway include anesthetic management, induction, maintenance, and emergence. The placement of the LMA can be accomplished without muscle relaxants and laryngoscopy. The avoidance of succinylcholine may decrease the incidence of postoperative myalgias.
Is LMA anesthesia safe?
The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is a safe and effective modality to maintain the airway for general anaesthesia during surgical procedures. The LMA is removed at the end of surgery and anaesthesia, when the patient maintains an adequate respiratory rate and depth.
What kind of ETT is compatible with LMA fastrach?
With the exception of the US, all sizes (6, 6.5, 7, 7.5 and 8) of reusable LMA Fastrach™ ETT are compatible with LMA Fastrach™ and LMA Fastrach™ SU. However, only size 6, 6.5 and 7 of LMA Fastrach™ ETT SU are compatible with LMA Fastrach™ and LMA Fastrach™ SU.
Is the LMA fastrach a reusable medical device?
It is designed as a guide for blind intubation of the trachea without moving the head or neck and allows continuous ventilation between intubation attempts. LMA Fastrach™ is a reusable device, made primarily of medical grade silicone. It is not made with natural rubber latex.
What is the purpose of the LMA fastrach airway?
Designed for the anticipated or unanticipated difficult airway situation and for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, LMA Fastrach™ facilitates continuous ventilation and intubation. The rigid handle of the device facilitates one-handed insertion, removal and adjustment to enhance oxygenation and alignment with the glottis.