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Comparison of air-Q® and Soft Seal® laryngeal mask for airway management by novice doctors during infant chest compression: a manikin study.
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PMID:  21958927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Recent resuscitation guidelines for infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) emphasize that rescuers should minimize the interruption of chest compressions. To that end, supraglottic devices such as laryngeal mask airway (LMAs) are suggested as a backup for airway management during infant CPR. We therefore compared the utility of the air-Q(®) LMA (air-Q) with that of the Soft Seal(®) LMA (Soft Seal) for infant CPR in an infant manikin. METHODS: Twenty-four novice doctors in the anesthesia department performed insertion and ventilation with air-Q and Soft Seal on an infant manikin with or without chest compression. RESULTS: Two doctors failed to insert the Soft Seal without chest compression, while nine failed during chest compression (P<0.05). However, only one doctor failed to insert the air-Q without chest compression, and two doctors failed during chest compression. Insertion time was not significantly increased with chest compression using either device. Insertion time during chest compression was significantly shorter for the air-Q than for the Soft Seal (P<0.05). The visual analog scale (VAS) was used to evaluate difficulty of use (0mm [extremely easy] to 100mm [extremely difficult]). VAS scores did not change significantly by the addition of chest compression with either device; however, VAS scores during chest compression were significantly higher with Soft Seal than with the air-Q device. CONCLUSION: We conclude that novice doctors find the air-Q easier to use than Soft Seal for emergency airway management during chest compression in infants in an infant manikin.
Nobuyasu Komasawa; Ryusuke Ueki; Noriyasu Yamamoto; Kazuaki Atagi; Shin-Ichi Nishi; Yoshiroh Kaminoh; Chikara Tashiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Resuscitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-1570     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332173     Medline TA:  Resuscitation     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Department of Anesthesiology.
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