A Groundbreaking Product to Improve Airway Management

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Most CRNAs have come up with solutions in the operating room for airway management, but today’s guest took it a step further and developed a product to address issues we face as patient body types change. Roxanne McMurray, DNP, CRNA, APRN, FAANA takes us on her journey from recognizing the urgent need for better tools to inventing a groundbreaking device, the McMurray Enhanced Airway.

As patient demographics shift and sedation practices evolve, Roxanne shares the challenges anesthesia providers encounter and the creative, patient-centric solutions that are emerging. Our discussion unveils how these innovations not only enhance safety and comfort but also reflect the ingenuity that CRNAs bring to the operating table.

After years of hard work bringing this product to the market, McMurray Medical has received multiple awards for innovation from the ANA and the EMS. She’ll share that experience with us and provide advice for anyone else looking to be an innovator and bring something new to market.

 

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

  • How she came up with the idea and what it took to make it a reality.
  • The process for developing and securing a medical patent.
  • How products are tested to see how long they will last.
  • Roxanne shares stories and outcomes they’ve experienced so far with the product being used.
  • How this compares to CPAP devices.

 

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Our basic airway tools, our go to airway tools, haven’t been redesigned to keep up with the evolving patient and procedures and our anesthesia. That’s, that’s what’s caused this issue.

– Roxanne McMurray, DNP, CRA, APRN, FAANA


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