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Supraglottic Airway Devices in Out-of-Hospital Settings: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines

Published on: July 10, 2013
Project Number: RB0600-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative effectiveness and safety of different supraglottic airway devices in out-of-hospital settings?
  2. What is the evidence for ease of use of different supraglottic airway devices in out-of-hospital settings?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines for use of supraglottic airway devices in out-of-hospital settings?

Key Message

One systematic review, one meta-analysis, and 14 non-randomized studies were identified regarding the use of supraglottic airway devices in out-of-hospital settings. No relevant evidence-based guidelines were identified.

Tags

emergency medicine, ambulances, ambulatory care, ambulatory care facilities, emergency medical services, long-term care, community, laryngeal masks, laryngeal mask airway, medical devices, LMA, igel, LTS-D, combitube, King airway, Easy Tube, Prehospital, outpatient