Assessment of the speed and ease of insertion of three supraglottic airway devices by paramedics: a manikin study

Castle N, Owen R, Hann M, Naidoo R, Reeves D.
Emergency Medicine Journal 2010; 27(11): 860-863


In this study, 36 final-year paramedic students were randomised into one of six groups, each of which inserted three airway devices into a manikin in a different order. The devices used were the i-gel®, the LMA® and the laryngeal tube airway. The students were timed while performing each insertion and interviewed afterwards to determine which device they preferred and why.