Nolan JP, Soar J. Curr Opin Crit Care 2008; 14(3): 279-286
This review by Jerry Nolan and Jasmeet Soar discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various methods of airway management during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the role of ventilation during out-of-hospital CPR. In the section on supraglottic airways, i-gel® was one of a number of devices mentioned. It confirmed that the ease of insertion of the i-gel® and its favourable leak pressure make it ‘theoretically very attractive as a resuscitation device for those inexperienced in tracheal intubation’. It also confirmed further study was required.
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