What type of anesthesia is used with LMA?
Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion is facilitated by sedation. Propofol (Diprivan) or midazolam (Versed) are acceptable choices. For elective ventilation in the operating room, less anesthesia is typically required for insertion and maintenance of the LMA than for endotracheal intubation.
Is LMA general anesthesia?
At Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health system, Anesthesiologists have been successfully using LMA (General Anesthesia) for ablation in PAF in eligible patients for over five years.
What is fastrach LMA?
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.
How do you calculate LMA?
For example, if a patient’s body weight of 14 kg (BWru) is 20 because 14 can be rounded up to 20 at the first digit, the calculation would be as follows:LMA ™ size = 1 + 20/20 = 1 + 1 = 2. Our formula is convenient for pediatric patients, although it cannot be used in infants weighing less than 5 kg.
Why use an LMA over an ETT?
The LMA has many advantages over an ET tube in that LMAs are less invasive, decrease airway trauma, decrease neck mobility requirements, and have a reduced risk of laryngospasm and bronchospasm.
When do you use intubating LMA?
- rescue device for failed intubation (i.e.. the “can’t intubate can ventilate” situation)
- rescue device for difficult bag-mask ventilation.
- primary or alternate strategy for intubation. e.g. elective management of the known difficult airway.
What is intubating LMA?
DESCRIPTION OF DEVICE. The ILMA is a modified version of the LMA, which, in addition to permitting ventilation, is designed to facilitate blind tracheal intubation with a tracheal tube in an obtunded or anaesthetised patient.
What is LMA size?
Generally, the size 4 LMA will be suitable for most adult female patients, and the size 5 LMA for adult males up to 100 kg. The new size 6 is intended for adult patients over 100 kg. The size 6 device is intended for adult patients over 100 kg.
How many LMA sizes are there?
Sizes: 0 (infant) to 6 (large adult) size 3 (females) or 4 (males) commonly used in adults.
Is propofol a general anesthesia?
Propofol is used as an “induction agent”—the drug that causes loss of consciousness— for general anesthesia in major surgery. In lower doses it is also used for “conscious sedation” of patients getting procedures on an outpatient basis at ambulatory surgery centers.