It enables the user to channel and administer anaesthesia gas or oxygen into a patient's lungs. It is inserted blindly into the pharynx, forming a low-pressure seal around the laryngeal inlet and permitting gentle positive pressure ventilation.
It consists of an inflatable silicone mask and rubber connecting tube. All parts are latex-free.
There are two different types of LMAs:
In these types the Reusable only has two different versions. They are:
- air-Q® LMA Reusable
- air-Q® Self-Pressurising (sp) LMA Reusable
air-Q® Masked Laryngeal Airways Reusable 0.5 – 4.5
The air-Q® should be used routinely as a classic passive airway. It is user-friendly, placement in patients is easy and air movement is outstanding and it provides up to 60 cost-effective uses!
It has the added benefit of allowing for intubation using standard ET Tubes, in addition to delivering oxygen and/or gas to the patient.
air-Q® sp Masked Laryngeal Airways Reusable 0.5 – 4.5
The NEW and ONLY Reusable Self-Pressurising everyday Airway designed to facilitate intubation.
7 sizes available.
Now get up to 60 uses!
With the NEW patented SELF-PRESSURISING Reusable Air-Q sp, there is no need to inflate the mask... it self-pressurises to the proved inflation pressure automatically during Positive Pressure Ventilation.
Both Reusable LMAs come in these sizes: 0.5 (< 4 kg), 1.0 (< 7 kg), 1.5 (7 – 17 kg), 2.0 (17 – 30 kg), 2.5(30 – 50 kg), 3.5 (50 – 70kg) and 4.5 (70 - 100 kg).