Difference between revisions of "Supraglottic airway"

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==Indications==
 
==Indications==
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*Need for positive pressure ventilation (PPV)
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**Can be used both as primary and rescue airway (if BVM or intubation fail)<ref name="Anesthesia">Apfelbaum JL, et al.; American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway. Practice guidelines for management of the difficult airway: an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway. Anesthesiology. 2013 Feb;118(2):251-70</ref>
  
 
==Contraindications==
 
==Contraindications==
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*No absolute contraindications
  
 
==Equipment Needed==
 
==Equipment Needed==
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*Supraglottic Airway (SGA) device (many options exist)
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*Appropriate sedation/paralytic agents, if indicated
  
 
==Procedure==
 
==Procedure==
  
==Complications==
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==Complications<ref name="Anesthesia" />==
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*Bronchospasm
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*Hoarseness
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*Laryngeal nerve injury
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*Hypoglossal nerve injury
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*Pharyngeal edema
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*Dysphagia
  
 
==Follow-up==
 
==Follow-up==

Revision as of 09:09, 25 June 2015

Indications

  • Need for positive pressure ventilation (PPV)
    • Can be used both as primary and rescue airway (if BVM or intubation fail)[1]

Contraindications

  • No absolute contraindications

Equipment Needed

  • Supraglottic Airway (SGA) device (many options exist)
  • Appropriate sedation/paralytic agents, if indicated

Procedure

Complications[1]

  • Bronchospasm
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal nerve injury
  • Hypoglossal nerve injury
  • Pharyngeal edema
  • Dysphagia

Follow-up

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Apfelbaum JL, et al.; American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway. Practice guidelines for management of the difficult airway: an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway. Anesthesiology. 2013 Feb;118(2):251-70