In emergency medicine, you need equipment that’s easy, rapid and reliable to use. The i-gel O2 Resus Pack contains everything you need to prepare, insert and secure the i-gel O2 quickly and efficiently: an i-gel O2 supraglottic airway, a sachet of lubricant, airway support strap and a suction tube. The i-gel O2 incorporates a supplementary oxygen port and an integral hook ring for securing of the airway support strap. Airway innovation since 2007 i-gel is the innovative second generation supraglottic airway device from Intersurgical launched in 2007. The first major development since the laryngeal mask airway, the i-gel changed the face of airway management and is now widely used in anaesthesia and resuscitation around the world.
i-gel gets its name from the innovative soft, gel-like material from which it is made. It is the innovative application of this material that has enabled the development of a unique non-inflatable cuff. This means there is no need for cuff deflation prior to insertion and no cuff inflation after placement to secure a seal, shortening and simplifying the preparation and insertion procedure.
The i-gel O2 is incredibly easy to use. Insertion is rapid and can normally be achieved in less than 5 seconds. The simplicity of i-gel O2 means the insertion technique is instinctive, reliable and does not require or benefit from the insertion of fingers or thumbs into the patient’s mouth.
The i-gel O2 Resus Pack includes a specially designed airway support strap for securing the i-gel O2 in position. Fixation is easily achieved by sliding the strap under the patient’s neck and securing it in place to the hook ring on the collar of the i-gel O2. This makes it ideal for use where adhesive tape is unsuitable, such as on patients with facial hair. The i-gel O2 has been designed to facilitate ventilation as part of standard resuscitation protocols, such as those designated by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). However, the i-gel O2 incorporates a supplementary oxygen port, so can also be used for the delivery of passive oxygenation, or Passive Airway Management (PAMTM), as part of an appropriate CardioCerebral Resuscitation (CCR) protocol.