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Quiz: Test your knowledge of supraglottic airway devices

How much do you really know about supraglottic airway management uses, contraindications and techniques?

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The EMS industry has seen significant changes in the available airways for patients needing positive pressure ventilation. For many years, the only option was to have an advanced life support provider place an endotracheal tube into the trachea.

Basic and advanced providers now have access to a wide range of non-visualized airways, including supraglottic airways. These airways have been shown to be safe and effective, and require less time for initial training and ongoing proficiency with the devices.

Take the quiz to test your knowledge about supraglottic devices.

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This article was originally posted Feb. 1, 2018. It has been updated.

Michael Fraley has over 25 years of experience in EMS in a wide range of roles, including flight paramedic, EMS coordinator, service director and educator. Fraley began his career in EMS while earning a bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University. He also earned a BA in business administration from Lakeland College. When not working as a paramedic or the coordinator of a regional trauma advisory council, Michael serves as a public safety diver and SCUBA instructor in northern Wisconsin.

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