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What is the role of the LMA airway in the new American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines?

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What is the role of the LMA airway in the new American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines?

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In adult Basic Life Support (BLS), the LMA airway is recommended as an alternative airway device to the bag-mask. The LMA airway may be considered a first choice resuscitation airway for BLS providers who are not trained in intubation. In adult Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), the LMA airway is recommended as a Class IIa device, defined as “Interventions are acceptable, safe, and useful. Considered within standard of care, reasonably prudent physicians can choose. Considered optional or alternative interventions by majority of experts.” The LMA airway is an airway adjunct and can be used if tracheal intubation is not possible. In Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), the LMA airway is classified as a Class Indeterminate device, defined as “Interventions can still be recommended for use, but reviewers must acknowledge that research quantity/quality fall short of supporting a final class decision. Indeterminate is limited to promising interventions.” Therefore, the LMA airw

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