Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA)

A tube with an inflatable cuff that is inserted into the throat after going to sleep to manage breathing while unconscious, similar to an endotracheal tube; an LMA causes less irritation than an ETT and is useful in specific situations, though it does not prevent aspiration.

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Anesthesia Assistants (AAs)

An anesthesia provider that completed a training program. Anesthesia Asistants are required to work under the direction of an anesthesiologist and can only practice in certain states.

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