Is an LMA considered intubation?

The LMA can be used as a conduit for intubation, particularly when direct laryngoscopy is unsuccessful. An ETT can be passed directly through the LMA or ILMA. Intubation may also be assisted by a bougie or fiberoptic scope.

Is using an LMA considered general anesthesia?

At Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health system, Anesthesiologists have been successfully using LMA (General Anesthesia) for ablation in PAF in eligible patients for over five years.

Can you do general anesthesia without intubation?

Methods: The use of spontaneous ventilation general anesthesia without intubation is proposed for all operations not requiring muscular paralysis and where the patient’s conditions are compatible.

Does propofol require intubation?

Conclusion. Propofol-based sedation without endotracheal intubation is safe for ESD procedures in the esophagus and stomach with low anesthesia-related complication rates and short hospital stay.

Does IV sedation require intubation?

Monitored anesthesia (IV sedation): Monitored anesthesia, or IV sedation, is administered through a vein. Patients may be able to talk, depending on the level of anesthesia used, or instead be in a deep sleep. Patients are able to breathe on their own so that intubation (placing a tube into the windpipe) is not needed.

Can a nurse insert an LMA?

The LMA has been successfully used by nurses during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (Baskett, 1994). Ventilation using a bag/valve/LMA device is more efficient, and certainly easier, than the conventional bag/valve/mask device, and the incidence of regurgitation is lower (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2000).

Why would you use an LMA?

Laryngeal mask airways (LMA) are supraglottic airway devices. They may be used as a temporary method to maintain an open airway during the administration of anesthesia or as an immediate life-saving measure in a patient with a difficult or failed airway.

Is propofol a general anesthetic?

Propofol is used as an “induction agent”—the drug that causes loss of consciousness— for general anesthesia in major surgery. In lower doses it is also used for “conscious sedation” of patients getting procedures on an outpatient basis at ambulatory surgery centers.

What is intubation and why is it done?

Intubation is the process of inserting a tube, called an endotracheal tube (ET), through the mouth and then into the airway. This is done so that a patient can be placed on a ventilator to assist with breathing during anesthesia, sedation, or severe illness.

What is general LMA?

The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is a safe and effective modality to maintain the airway for general anaesthesia during surgical procedures. The LMA is removed at the end of surgery and anaesthesia, when the patient maintains an adequate respiratory rate and depth.

What is general LMA anesthesia?

Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is routinely used for some patients who have surgery under general anesthesia. LMA is placed in the mouth and allow the anesthesia to be given without having to put a breathing tube in the throat.