1118 (Po) The Role Of Laryngeal Mask Airway To First Aid Of Trauma Patients

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Author(s): 
E. Chrona4, N. Condilis2, L. Mountzalia3, N.Sikalias1, E. Chaniotakis3, B. Trigas1, C. Counnos1, J. Vasilopoulos1, J. Giannopoulos3, A. Bellos2, M. Tsimpinos1, A. Delistathi2
1 1st Surg Dept,
4Dept of Anaesthesia & Trainees of Family Medicine,
2Dir. G. Mpelos, General State Hospital of Nikaia . Piraeus .Saint Panteleimon.,
3Trainees of Family Medicine of General Hospital-Patra, Greece
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BACKGROUND/AIM:
Since its introduction into emergency medicine practice, Laryngeal Mask Airway (LM) had been widely used as an alternative way to ensure airway patency during the resuscitation. The insertion of LM is a skill that easily taught.
AIM: The assessment of the success rate of LM placement to trauma patients with airway problems.
METHODS:
98 trauma patients (67 males & 31 females) were studied with GCSRESULTS:
LM insertion and adequate ventilation was possible at the first attempt in 95 patients (97%). The entire procedure lasted 50-90 sec. Failed intubation?s were due to errors of the technique and were associated with the first patients of study.
CONCLUSION:
the LM is very easily inserted in patients with immobile head and neck and the success rate is being improved by experience. Also it's an excellent method for the resuscitation and safe transfer of trauma patients (without facial or upper respiratory tract injuries or burns) to hospital.
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1118 (PO) THE ROLE OF LARYNGEAL MASK AIRWAY TO FIRST AID OF TRAUMA PATIENTS