In an emergency, healthcare providers must be prepared with alternative solutions when it is not feasible to intubate a patient using an endotracheal tube. Healthcare providers must act fast and with efficiency during an emergency intubation, because if not done properly it can lead to severe complications, even death.1

The laryngeal mask airway (LMA®) can be an appropriate alternative to an ETT in an emergency when intubation is needed, or when a patient may not need to be intubated for a long period of time.2


The air-Q® from Salter Labs is an intubating laryngeal airway (ILA) that is ready for the unexpected. The air-Q® was developed and designed by an anesthesiologist following eight years of clinical research.

The air-Q® includes an epiglottis elevator and raised heal to optimize airway placement and seal. The air-Q® provides anatomically correct placement of the masked airway, lifting of the epiglottis to maximize access, and a guide ramp to assist with ETT insertion and placement.

The air-Q® is available in these sizes:

  • 0.5, Pink | Patient Weight: < 4 kgs (Reusable Only)
  • 1.0, Blue | Patient Weight: < 4-7 kgs
  • 1.5, Green | Patient Weight: < 7-17 kgs
  • 2.0, Orange | Patient Weight: < 17-30 kgs
  • 2.5, Yellow | Patient Weight: < 30-50 kgs
  • 3.5, Red | Patient Weight: < 50-70 kgs
  • 4.5, Purple | Patient Weight: < 70-100 kgs
air-Q Standard Disposables

To learn more about the air-Q® Standard and the air-Q® Family, please email us or call 888-891-1200.

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1 Reynolds SF, Heffner J. Airway management of the critically ill patient: rapid-sequence intubation. Chest. 2005 Apr. 127(4):1397-412.