The i-gel airway product is a revolutionary device and manufactured using a medical-grade thermoplastic elastomer that is soft and gel-like in its consistency. This enables the tube to be inserted easily via the patient's mouth. Once inserted, the cuff fits snugly over the top of the laryngeal inlet for effective medical gas delivery. Unlike previous solutions, which needed to be inflated after insertion, the soft structure of the airway gel works with the anatomy of the patient to achieve a more natural fit.
Both paediatric and adult models of the i-gel airway insertion are available. The two products work in much the same way, but the cuff and intubation insertion are stored and protected slightly differently ahead of deployment. The adult model utilises a protective cradle, while the paediatric size is fitted within a cage pack – both of these are manufactured from recyclable polypropylene for sustainability and responsibility in healthcare.
Lubrication is applied via the cage pack or the cradle, and these components ensure that the i-gel airway product maintains the right shape and structure to achieve successful insertion.
1. Gel like and soft material made of medical-grade thermoplastic elastomer
2. Easy to use and naturally fits inside patient's mouth and airways
3. improved medical gas delivery due to the design and structure of i -gel