i-gel® is the innovative second generation supraglottic airway device from Intersurgical. The first major development since the laryngeal mask airway, i-gel has changed the face of airway management and is now widely used in anesthesia and resuscitation across the globe. Made from a medical grade thermoplastic elastomer, i-gel has been designed to create a non-inflating, anatomical seal of the pharyngeal, laryngeal and perilaryngeal structures while avoiding compression trauma.
i-gel is incredibly easy to use, a proficient user can achieve insertion of the i-gel in less than 5 seconds. With a non-inflating cuff, i-gel provides a safe and rapid airway management solution. Adult i-gel is indicated for securing and maintaining a patent airway in routine and emergency anesthetics of fasted patients, during spontaneous or Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation (IPPV), during resuscitation of the unconscious patient, and as a conduit for intubation under fiberoptic guidance (sizes 3, 4 and 5) in a known or unexpectedly difficult intubation, by personnel who are suitably trained and experienced in the use of airway management techniques and devices.
i-gel is also available in four pediatric, as well as three adult sizes, making it applicable for use with patients between 2 - 90+ kg. Pediatric i-gel is indicated for securing and maintaining a patent airway in routine and emergency anesthetics for operations of fasted patients during spontaneous or IPPV.
An i-gel user guide, clinical study material and other support documentation is available to download from the i-gel website at www.i-gel.com.