What are the disadvantages of a Multilumen Airway?
- 1. Loses effectiveness (cuff malfunction)
- 2. Requires deeply comatose patient
- 3. Requires constant balloon observation
- 4. Cannot be used on patients shorter than 5'
- 5. Requires great care in listening for breath sounds
- 6. Large balloon is easily broken and tends to push the PtL out of the mouth when inflated