Wharton NM, Gibbison B, Gabbott DA, Haslam GM, Muchatuta N, Cook TM. Anaesthesia 2008; 63(9): 991-995
This study evaluated the performance of i-gel® in manikins and anaesthetised patients when used by novices. The i-gel® was deployed with minimal evidence of patient trauma and 100% insertion success. In their summary, the authors concluded that, ‘i-gel® is rapidly inserted in both manikins and patients by novice users and compares favourably to other supraglottic airways available. Further work determining safety and efficacy during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is required.’
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