Masked Laryngeal Airway Prevents Overinflation – Take the Guesswork out of Mask Cuff Inflation
The new air-Q SP eliminates the extra step and guesswork for mask cuff inflation and the potential for over-inflation. The new design allows Positive Pressure Ventilation to self-pressurise the mask cuff. The increase in cuff seal pressure occurs at the exact time you need it, during the upstroke of ventilation.
On exhalation the cuff decompresses to the level of the PEEP.
The result is a safer, efficient, low pressure seal during the majority of the case. The cyclical lowering in intra-cuff pressure may assist in diminishing complications such as mucosal and nerve trauma that result from over-inflating traditional peripheral laryngeal mask cuffs
Allows intubation like the regular air-Q
The SP version can be used as an “everyday” airway that facilitates intubation.
With the new Self-Pressurising, Disposable air-Q SP, there is no need to inflate the mask; it self-pressurises to the proper inflation pressure automatically.