What is the current status of the Laryngeal Mask Airway industry? What is Market competition in this industry, both foreign and domestic, both company-wise and country wise? What is the Laryngeal Mask Airway Injury statistics as related to the number of recorded cases? What are the legal and medical consequences of airway injury? What are the various types of devices used for this purpose?
Trend analysis can be conducted using various types of data. Two of the main types of data are sales projections and LPN vs. CNA ratios. These can be compared with respect to sales projections over time, and also with respect to the trends in demand for LPNs versus CNAs, or even for both categories combined. A third type of data can be the sale’s impact on key employees within an organization. This is often a difficult exercise to do and one that should be doing in collaboration with the management team to get a full picture.
The Global Market Analysis report provided by IDSigma provides a comprehensive overview and evaluation of the Laryngeal Mask Airway industry, including the number of patients injured and the number of claims filed annually. Based on the last 5 year, the world consumed approximately 4.2 billion masks annually.
The report provides historical data for the sales volume of all types of Laryngeal Masks including nasalpieces and soft tissue accessories. It also provides data on the prices per type across the globe and overall Laryngeal Masks consumption. Finally, the data provides the world-wide trend of Laryngeal Masks purchase and sales volume, and compared to the other products within the market.
While looking at data on sales volume and pricing, the researchers looked primarily at the price of disposable Laryngeal masks. Specifically, they found that, “The cheapest disposable mask (C-CSF) costs about $20 and can be reused every six months.” Furthermore, it was noted that the cheapest, reusable option had a slightly higher price tag but was reusable for a year. Additionally, the highest priced solution was found to be the most versatile.
The study went further to look at how these devices are used around the world. It was noted that while the majority of C-CSF solutions were used in the east to bring moisture into the nose, there are some exceptions to this general rule. Specifically, the researchers noted that in North America, where the majority of LPNs work, the typical C-CSF includes a valve that allows the air to exit the tube in either direction. This valve is found in a different spot than in east Asia.
When looking at other countries outside of North America, it was found that most single use masks from these companies did not contain a valve at all. Specifically, a notable finding was that of Taiwan. Research noted that as a country, Taiwan has one of the highest instances of single-use airway devices in the world.
Furthermore, as a result of being able to quickly disposable the mask airway during procedures, nurses from the region are now routinely using these devices. With regard to Taiwan, it was noted that most single use devices from China came with only one valve. As a result, when nurses changed their directives in the single use devices, they frequently had trouble changing them back.
Another finding of importance was that while the majority of single-use C-CSF masks have a sealing device, only about 10% of them include a cuff or band. Specifically, the researchers noted that the lack of a cuff or band typically meant that the devices were not of much use to patients.
It was noted that when anesthesia was needed for procedures, including sedation, then the nurse would need to insert the cuff and band. While this was an easy task, it created many problems in that the seal was often so weak that air could escape while the patient was still inside the device. Additionally, when the seal was compromised, then there was a higher risk of air escaping from the mask into the patient’s airway.
The lack of an airtight seal has caused issues with many different organizations in this industry. As a result, most medical institutions are now required to use airway management systems. These systems work by using a mechanism that is similar to Laryngoscope and Biopsy mask airway management systems.
Instead of using these devices to treat patients, they are now used to prevent the escape of air when the seal breaks. In addition, there are now new Laryngeal Mask airway devices that are designed to improve the sealing of your windpipe as well as helping to keep your Larynx and trachea from collapsing.