An oropharyngeal airway will prevent the tongue occluding the upper airway, but will not prevent aspiration of stomach contents. The I-gel airway is an updated version of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and seals simply around the larynx. The I-gel greatly reduces the chance of aspiration and allows ventilation directly from a bag and mask.
I-gel is appropriate for the management of cardiac arrest when responding to trauma or in the management of a difficult airway, including bariatric patients. We will review the selection of an appropriate airway device and available techniques for the management of an airway. The course includes practising I-gel insertion into a training manikin and scenario practice.
Our I-gel airway course is relevant for all clinical staff.
The course provides 2 hours CPD
You will receive individual staff certificates in the use of an I-gel.
Certificates will be available for download on your own practice login area of the Lubas Medical website.
Airway management using an I-gel should be updated annually.
“Good balance of practical and theory”
“Very practical with real-life examples”
“Very good tutors in terms of teaching style – they kept me engaged throughout the course”