Introducing a Revolutionary Oral Airway
The McMurray Enhanced Airway (MEA) is a new pharyngeal oral airway that can be used in multiple healthcare settings. The MEA is a fast and easy solution to stent open the pharyngeal tissue beyond the tongue.
Redesigned for today
The MEA is designed to comfortably and safely maintain a patient’s airway. This device was designed by an anesthesia professional to address the issues with current airway devices.
Oral airways have not been significantly redesigned in nearly 100 years. The MEA incorporates new features designed specifically to eliminate issues associated with traditional airway usage.
McMurray Enhanced Airway (MEA)
How it works
Increases Patient Comfort
Soft, flexible material helps to eliminate sore, scratchy throats compared to the hard and rigid traditional oral airway
Longer, softer, and smaller in diameter compared to traditional oral airways, the MEA allows for a more comfortable method to eliminate an upper airway obstruction.
Decreases the need for a chin lift or jaw thrust, reducing postoperative chin and jaw discomfort
Increased ability to breathe with ease by eliminating upper airway obstruction
Easy to place alongside an upper endoscopy bite block.
Reduces Airway Risks
Provides a patent airway to improve patient oxygen saturation
By using the optional 15 mm connector with the anesthesia circuit, the longer airway delivers oxygen closer to the lungs and away from the surgical area, reducing fire risk
Large flange reduces risk of the airway dislodging
Elongated shock-absorbing bite block shifts the bite to the molars, decreasing risk of dental damage
Improves Provider Satisfaction
Easy to insert, with no need for lubricant or tongue depressor
Easy to size: Flange color corresponds to patient population that would typically use an oral airway of the same color
Decreases the need for a chin lift or jaw thrust, keeping providers' hands free for other tasks
Offers an alternative method to improving oxygen saturation during routine or difficult mask ventilation
What People Say
MaryAnn | Patient
"This time when I had my second total knee replacement (under spinal and deep MAC), my chin and throat did not hurt and I wasn't hoarse for days."
Logan | CRNA
"I've used the MEA with the connector in a number of 'plastics' cases and it works great! The surgeon loved that the procedure could be done under deep MAC with a reduced
Sarah | CRNA
"Loved it! I have been promoting the MEA to all of my fellow CRNA's"
Kelly | CRNA
"Wow! This could change clinical practice. Plus, it is easy to place and no lubrication or tongue depressor needed."
McMurray Medical Recognized for Innovative Airway Device
St. Paul, Minn. — Nov. 12, 2019 — McMurray Medical has been selected as a finalist for the World Airway Management Meeting’s Innovation...