What equipment is needed for insertion of a laryngeal mask airway (LMA)?

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Nichole Bosson, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Equipment is as follows:

  • Laryngeal mask airway (LMA), shown below

    LMA Classic. Image courtesy of LMA North America. LMA Classic. Image courtesy of LMA North America.
    LMA Fastrach. Image courtesy of LMA North America. LMA Fastrach. Image courtesy of LMA North America.
  • Appropriately sized syringe for cuff inflation (included in LMA kit)

  • Water-soluble lubricant (included in LMA kit)

  • Bag-valve mask

  • Oxygen source

  • Yankauer suction device

  • End-tidal carbon dioxide (ET CO2) detector

  • Intubation equipment and a cricothyroidotomy kit (These items should be close at hand.)


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