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Beyond Total IV Anesthesia with the LMA - 501

Presenter: Robert Campbell, DDS
  • DDS, Case Western Reserve, 1968
  • OMFS Residency, Cleveland Metro Health Center, 1971, Dental Anesthesiology Residency, UNC Chapel Hill, 1977
  • Board Certification: ABOMS, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • Emeritus Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesiology, Medical College of Virginia
  • Past Section Editor, JOMS, 1981-91, OOOOE 1991-98, Private Practice
  • Disclosure: Dr. Campbell reports no conflicts of interest

Course Description

This one hour program reviews intravenous and inhalational agents for office based anesthesia used in conjunction with the laryngeal mask airway. Criteria for airway classification are discussed. The placement of the LMA is demonstrated. Caveats and complications are reviewed.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize that difficult surgery can mitigate against the use of open airway TIVA.
  • Discuss the conversion of open airway to LMA anesthesia with the onset of untoward patient responses.
  • Discuss the management of “failure to ventilate” during TIVA anesthesia
  • Explain how patient obesity can affect the choice of anesthetic technique 

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