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Laryngeal mask airway versus endotracheal intubation or bag-mask ventilation for cardiac arrest in adults

Report By: Mithun Biswas, Adam Zenkner, Sajid Aziz, Medical students

Search checked by Adam Zenkner, Medical student

Institution: University of Warwick

Clinical scenario

A 30-year-old woman suffers a witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. You lack experience with endotracheal intubation (ETI) and wonder what evidence supports routine use of laryngeal mask airway (LMA) compared with ETI or bag mask ventilation for airway management in cardiac arrests.

Three part question

In [adults with cardiac arrest requiring airway management] is the [classic laryngeal mask airway (LMA) optimal to endotracheal intubation (ETI) or bag-mask ventilation] in terms of [improved outcomes]?

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