The Shiley™ TaperGuard™ oral/nasal endotracheal tube features a better sealing cuff that reduces secretions entering the lower respiratory tract by 90%([FOOTNOTE=Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ endotracheal tube and Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ Evac endotracheal tube 510(k)#090352 benchtop testing.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) and exerts 29% less pressure([FOOTNOTE=Lichtenthal PR, Wood L, Wong A, Borg U. Pressure applied to tracheal wall by barrel and taper shaped cuffs. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists; October 15-19, 2011; Chicago, IL. Abstract A1054.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=805252]) on the trachea.*
Given the impact of silent aspiration, the TaperGuard™ cuff technology could be a cost-effective strategy to improve patient outcomes and reduce hospital costs.
Friction or pressure between the tracheal cuff and the trachea’s sensitive mucosa can lead to irritation, ischemia and tracheal trauma.([FOOTNOTE=Liu J, Zhang X, Gong W. Correlations between controlled endotracheal tube cuff pressure and postprocedural complications: a multicenter study. Anesth Analg. 2010;111(5):1133–7.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Seegobin RD, van Hasselt GL. Endotracheal cuff pressure and tracheal mucosal blood flow: endoscopic study of effects of four large volume cuffs. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 1984;288(6422):965–968.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) Endotracheal tubes with TaperGuard™ cuff technology have features that may help reduce the tracheal impact of intubation with a unique, taper-shaped cuff design that provides a smaller area of contact with the patient’s airway than traditional barrel-shaped cuffs.4
Unique TaperGuard™ cuff design:
|Order Code||Description||Unit of Measure||Quantity|
|18750||Shiley™ TaperGuard™ Oral/Nasal Endotracheal Tube, 5.0 mm I.D., 6.9 mm O.D.||Box||10|
|18755||Shiley™ TaperGuard™ Oral/Nasal Endotracheal Tube, 5.5 mm I.D., 7.5 mm O.D.||Box||10|
|18760||Shiley™ TaperGuard™ Oral/Nasal Endotracheal Tube, 6.0 mm I.D., 8.2 mm O.D.||Box||10|
|18765||Shiley™ TaperGuard™ Oral/Nasal Endotracheal Tube, 6.5 mm I.D., 8.9 mm O.D.||Box||10|
|18770||Shiley™ TaperGuard™ Oral/Nasal Endotracheal Tube, 7.0 mm I.D., 9.5 mm O.D.||Box||10|
|18775||Shiley™ TaperGuard™ Oral/Nasal Endotracheal Tube, 7.5 mm I.D., 10.2 mm O.D.||Box||10|
|18780||Shiley™ TaperGuard™ Oral/Nasal Endotracheal Tube, 8.0 mm I.D., 10.8 mm O.D.||Box||10|
|18785||Shiley™ TaperGuard™ Oral/Nasal Endotracheal Tube, 8.5 mm I.D., 11.4 mm O.D.||Box||10|
|18790||Shiley™ TaperGuard™ Oral/Nasal Endotracheal Tube, 9.0 mm I.D., 12.1 mm O.D.||Box||10|
|18710||Shiley™ TaperGuard™ Oral/Nasal Endotracheal Tube, 10 mm I.D., 13.5 mm O.D.||Box||10|
*Compared to Mallinckrodt™ Hi-Lo endotracheal tube. Testing conducted on Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ and Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ Evac endotracheal tubes.
*Compared with traditional high volume low pressure cuffs.