DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20211354

Efficacy of two-person technique for I-gel insertion: a prospective observational study

Ratindra Kumar Barman, Plabon Hazarika, Ananta Hazarika

Abstract


Background: Recently anesthesiologists favoring I-gel over ET in securing airway during general anaesthesia because of better haemodynamic response and post-operative complications. In this study, we have assessed the efficacy of two -person technique for insertion of I- gel in paralysed patients.

Methods: I- gel is insertion was done in 40 patients undergoing general anaesthesia. Insertion time, number of attempts, air leaks, Tidal volume (TV) and expired tidal volume (ETV), emergence from anaesthesia, post-operative complications were assessed.

Results: Mean insertion time was 14.02±1.99 seconds. Insertion was successful in 37 patients (92.5%) in first attempt. 3 (7.5%) patients needed second attempts. Emergence from anaesthesia was satisfactory in all cases (100%).3 patients (7.5%) had mild cough and there were blood stained in the device in 2 cases (5%).

6 patients (15%) had mild, 5 patients (12.5%) had moderate sore throat in first 24 hours. 4 patients (10%) had mild pain during swallowing.

Conclusions: Two- person technique for insertion of I-gel is easier and lower insertion time with fewer complications.


Keywords


I-gel, Supraglottic airway, Two-person technique

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