King LT Airway
The King LT Airway is a latex-free, single-use, single-lumen airway that is blindly inserted into the esophagus and can be used to provide positive-pressure ventilation to apneic patients and maintain a patient airway in spontaneously breathing patients who require advanced airway management. 
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Indication for the King LT Airway
The King LT Airway is an alternative to bag-mask ventilation when a rescue airway device is required for a failed intubation attempt. The King LR Airway has the same advantages, complications, and special considerations as the Combitube.

Contraindications to the King LT Airway
The King LT Airway does not eliminate the risk of vomiting and aspiration. High airway pressures can cause air to leak into the stomach or out of the mouth. The King LT Airway should not be used in patients with an itact gag reflex, patients with known esophageal disease, or patiebts who have ingested a caustic substance. As with other advanced airway devices, proper placement is confirmed by observing chest rise, auscultating the lungs and epigastrium, and using waveform capnography.
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The king LT is available in adult and pediatric size.

Compications to the King LT Airway
  • Laryngospasm
  • vomiting
  • Hypoventilation
  • Trauma
Insertion Technique

Take standard precautions ( gloves and face shield)
Preoxygenate the patient with a bag-mask device and 100% oxygen.
Gather your equipment
Place the patient's head in a neutral position unless contraindicated. Open the patient's mouth, and insert the King LT Airway in the corner of the mouth.
Advance the tip behind the base of the tongue while rotating the tube back to mid line so the blue line on the device faces the patient's chin. Gently advance the device until the base of the connector is aligned with the teeth or gums. DO not use excessive force. Inflate the cuffs with the recommended amount of air or enough to gust seal the device.
Attach the tube to the bag-mask device, and confirm tube placement. Ensure proper tube placement with waveform capnmography. Once placement is conformed, secure the tube and begin ventilating the patient.