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Intubating Laryngeal Airway (ILA)

Invented by Dr. Daniel Cook, the Intubating Laryngeal Airway (ILA) is a supraglottic airway that can either be used as a primary airway or as a means for allowing intubation for endotracheal tubes size 5.0 to 8.5. The unit is reusable and can be autoclaved up to 40 times. Once intubation via the ILA has been accomplished, one can easily remove the ILA without dislodging the endotracheal tube using a reusable “ILA Removal Stylet” the unit is available in three sizes: the 2.5 size is used on pediatric patients, the 3.5 size on small adults or female patients and the 4.5 on large adults or male patients.

A disposable version of the product is also in development. Detailed directions for use are available in this PDF document. PDF document

Figure 11. Intubating Laryngeal Airway (ILA); sizes 4.5, 3.5, 2.5

Figure 11. The Intubating Laryngeal Airway (ILA), showing sizes 4.5, 3.5 and 2.5 going from left to right.   Image Credit: Mercury Medical, Clearwater, FL


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