Laryngospasm treatment options


Laryngospasm treatment mandates immediate removal of the offending stimululs (suctioning) as well as the near-simultaneous application of 100% oxygen and positive pressure ventilation (to stent open the airway). Larson’s maneuver, a jaw thrust with bilateral pressure on the body of the mandible anterior to the mastoid process. If these fail, quickly deepend the anesthetic (using intravenous agents), followed by SCh (0.1-0.5 mg/kg).

Laryngospasm Treatment

  • 100% Oxygen + PPV
  • Suctioning
  • Jaw Thrust
  • (optional) IV anesthetic agents
  • (last resort) SCh 0.1-0.5 mg/kg


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