Deliver topical anesthetic to the nose; throat; hypo pharynx; vocal cords; larynx; and trachea prior to airway manipulation such as intubation; endoscopy; rhinoscopy; and soft palate exam. The benefit is a reduced gag and sensation; reducing pulse and blood pressure response to intubation.
"The device makes endoscopy work within the nasal cavity; soft palate; larynx and pharnyx much easier by distributing a fine mist of lidocaine or lidocaine/phenylephrine."
"We also use the device to distribute same mixture in hard to reach surgical areas such as otic canals; wound flaps; urogenital tracts; and to atomize topical local anesthetics and hemostatic agents to bleeding tumors and derm biopsy sites."
Andrea Looney; DVM; DACVAA; DACVSMR
Anesthesia Services; IVG Hospitals; Woburn; MA