How to assess the appropriate size of the SupraGlottic Airway device for our patient?
Regardless if it has the shape of an LMA or the shape of a Combitube, let's make this lesson simple.
We have been told to ask and estimate the weight of the patient. At times even asking ourselves the ideal weight of a patient. What a joke. Best estimation in sizing up for an adult patient is height. Those below 5 feet tall, will wear size 3.. those between 5 and 6 feet tall, should wear size 4, and those above 6 feet tall, should be wearing size 5. Simple enough. Learned such lessons from the King Laryngeal Tube. Lessons well appreciated.