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9 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 | O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E tracheal tube. Straight sedation often results in obstruction requiring significant airway manipulation; the act of paralyzing and intubating patients comes with its own risks. One easy way to accomplish these cases is to place an SGA, attach the bronchoscope connector with the port to the back of the SGA and proceed. This way you have a sponta- neously ventilating patient with a secure airway without the risk of constant obstruction or the risks association with intubation. Your ETT's pulled out in the prone or lateral position? Use an SGA. Having an ETT pulled out in the prone or lateral position has happened to me on more than one occasion. Depending on the sur- gery, it isn't always as simple as placing the patient supine and reintu- bating. Besides, few providers are skilled at lateral and prone intu- bations. The first thing you should do is place an SGA and continue to keep the patient anesthetized and venti- lated. This gives you time until you have an optimal chance to rein- tubate. 9 D I F F I C U L T A I R W A Y S A Second Generation Supraglottic Airway. Your First Choice. ASA 2014 11th-15th October New Orleans, LA Booth # 801 ORX 2014 14th-17th October New Orleans, LA Booth # 504 Visit the web site at www.i-gel.com 800-828-9633 Quality, innovation and choice i-gel ® provides anatomical and practical airway management benefits: • Consistently successful insertion • Stable insertion in compromised and difficult positions • Clear glottic access and view with no inflation compromise of the airway • Uniform lubrication technique for optimal placement • Protection from airway occlusion with soft/flexible and definitive, secure bite block • Reduced risk of airway obstruction and laryngeal stimulation with anatomical design • Simplified removal techniques without risk of airway occlusion and secretions • Eliminates "tip flip/cuff fold" due to the stable/anatomical cuff • Ease of passage around an obstructive tongue due to stable/anatomical cuff • Stability in the edentulous patient with the widened/flattened airway channel

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