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

Predictors of and Pearls for Difficult Airway Management

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

Patients may have anatomically difficult airways or physiologically difficult airways. Both anatomical and physiological factors can lead to peri-intubation complications.

Simulation Based Training Improves Airway Management Skills

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

Simulation-based procedural training has been shown to improve procedural competence, safety, operator confidence and most importantly patient safety for every bedside procedure studied. Now, a new systematic review and meta-analysis confirms that simulation-based training in airway management improves procedural competence with direct laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation, video laryngoscopy, laryngeal mask airway insertion, and King tube airway insertion.

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.

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