Access Now: AORN COVID-19 Clinical Support

Archive July 2016 XVII, No. 7

Ideas That Work: A Simple Trick to Seat LMAs Perfectly

LMA

A Simple Trick to Seat LMAs Perfectly

Here's a cool, atraumatic way to seat the LMA perfectly every time — without poking your fingers in the patient's mouth. Ask the patient to open his mouth wide just as you're ready to bolus him with propofol IV. As the jaw slackens, just drop the LMA into the still-open mouth without touching the teeth or the sides of the oral cavity. You have to time it perfectly, but once you get the hang of it, it's a very classy move.

Jayesh Dayal, MD
White Flint Surgery
Rockville, Md.
jdayal@comcast.net

New to Outpatient Surgery Magazine?
Sign-up to continue reading this article.
Register Now
Have an account? Please log in:
Email Address:
  Remember my login on this computer

advertiser banner

Other Articles That May Interest You

Ideas That Work: Food For Thought

Staff-supplied Snacks Really Satisfy

Ideas That Work: Team Building

Let Staff Show Their True Colors

Ideas That Work: Instructions For Use

Does Your Enzymatic Detergent Require a Temperature Test?