Laryngeal Mask Airway Course: LMA Course

A laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is an intermediate airway that is used as a rescue airway for failed endotracheal intubations in the ER or ICU.  The laryngeal mask airway course uses advanced airway manikins to teach students the technique of LMA placement.  The LMA course also covers the limitations of the laryngeal mask airway.

Our LMA insertion training is a component of our live Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course which teaches clinicians how to perform the 20 most essential procedures needed to work in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards.

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Laryngeal Mask Airway Course

Laryngeal Mask Airway Placement Lab Photos

Laryngeal Mask Airway Video

Laryngeal Mask Airway Video

 LMA Course trains students in: 

  • Indications for a laryngeal mask airway placement
  • Contraindications to laryngeal mask airway placement
  • Complications of laryngeal mask airway placement
  • Equipment for laryngeal mask airway placement
  • Proper positioning and technique for laryngeal mask airway placement
  • Options for Difficult Airway Management
  • Options for the Can't Ventilate Can't Intubate scenario
  • Coding for endotraceal intubation

Laryngeal Mask Airway Placement Photos

Laryngeal Mask Airway Placement Reference Card

Laryngeal Mask Airway Placement Reference Card

Laryngeal Mask Airway Placement Reference Card

Laryngeal Mask Airway Placement Blogs

Remember the Laryngeal Mask Airway When You Can’t Intubate!

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

As a hospitalist who also works in the ICU, I am often the first responder to respiratory emergencies. Frequently under these circumstances, you have a chaotic environment and a less than optimal environment to intubate a patient.

Risk Factors for Difficult Ventilation with a Laryngeal mask Airway

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Using the PLAD Score can help clinicians take certain precautions in treatment plans, such as having alternate airway options available, to help reduce morbidity and mortality rates.

Does Cricoid Pressure Prevent Aspiration During Endotracheal Intubation?

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

There has always been some controversy about the utility of applying cricoid pressure (aka Sellick Maneuver) during rapid sequence intubation for the purpose of preventing aspiration. Theoretically, applying pressure on the cricoid cartilage posteriorly should occlude the esophagus against the vertebrae and therefore prevent passive regurgitation of gastric contents into the oropharynx.

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