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Laryngeal tubes

The Laryngeal Tube is a supraglottic airway device for the use in general anesthesia during spontaneous or positive pressure ventilation. In emergency it is an ideal adjunct to secure the airway during difficult airway management as an alternative technique to mask ventilation and tracheal intubation.

 

Securing the airway is one of the major aspects for a successful resuscitation. In the current guidelines of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) the Laryngeal Tube has been implemented as an alternative (aid) for securing the airway during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).


Features


Product Details of Laryngeal tube

The Layngeal Tube is available single lumen (LT/LT-D) as well as dual lumen (LTS-D/LTS II). With the dual lumen version the main advantages of the single lumen laryngeal tube were complemented by a drainage tube for suction (prevention against aspiration).

Positioning

Form and design allow an easy insertion and correct position in the hypopharynx.

Sizes of LarYngeal Tubes

The Laryngeal Tube is available in different sizes. For use form newborn to adults. The selection is based on weight or rather body size.


Types

Four product variants of the Laryngeal Tube are available for the user.

Drain Tube

Largest suction possibility with easy access. Tube sizes up to 18 Fr.

ColoUr Coding

Connector and syringe are colour coordinated and clearly indicate the maximum recommended inflation volume during cuff inflation.


Video animation

This video animation shows the insertion, placement and removal of the LTS-D.

Video

This video shows the usage of the LTS-D in emergency medicine.


Application Note for the Laryngeal Tube

Excessive cuff pressure can lead to swelling of the tongue. Adjust the cuff pressure to max. 60 cmH2O via the VBM cuff pressure gauge.

Please note our Manufacturers Note Cuff Pressure Measurement in the download section below.

Downloads and further informations


  • Cook, Tim, N. Woodall, and C. Frerk. ”4th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society: Major Complications of Airway Management in the United Kingdom”. London: The Royal College of Anaesthetists (2011).
  • Deakin, Charles D., et al. ”European resuscitation council guidelines for resuscitation 2010 section 4. Adult advanced life support.“ Resuscitation 81.10 (2010): 1305-1352.
  • Neumar, Robert W., et al. ”Part 8: Adult advanced cardiovascular life support 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care.“ Circulation 122.18 suppl 3 (2010): S729-S767.
  • Wiese, Christoph HR, et al. ”Using a laryngeal tube during cardiac arrest reduces “no flow time“ in a manikin study: a comparison between laryngeal tube and endotracheal tube.“ Wiener klinische Wochenschrift 120.7-8 (2008): 217-223.

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