Overview:

Clinician Inspired Solutions that Build on a Legacy of Innovation

The new family of Shiley™ flexible adult tracheostomy tubes incorporates several design advances that may help enhance patient safety, simplify patient care and facilitate positive outcomes across the patient-care continuum.

These clinician-inspired enhancements include the unique taper-shaped TaperGuard™ cuff. With the TaperGuard™ cuff, Shiley™ flexible tubes help protect the lungs and reduce tracheal impact by reducing fluid leakage by 99%([FOOTNOTE=Internal bench-top testing results. Results reflect testing the Shiley™ flexible adult tracheostomy tube with TaperGuard™ cuff, disposable inner cannula versus the Shiley™ DCT tracheostomy tube with disposable inner cannula at the same cuff pressure of 25 cm H2O],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) and exerting 18.6% less lateral wall pressure on the trachea([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal testing comparing the Shiley™ flexible adult tracheostomy tube with TaperGuard™ cuff to the Shiley™ DCT tracheostomy tube cuffed],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]). In addition, TaperGuard™ cuff technology helps improve a clinician’s ability to provide mechanical ventilation with the ability to titrate ventilator air leak that is 65% greater than with earlier-generation Shiley™ tubes([FOOTNOTE=Internal bench-top testing results. Results reflect the Shiley™ flexible adult tracheostomy tube with TaperGuard™ cuff, disposable inner cannula tubes’ ability to titrate / control ventilator air leak in comparison to the Shiley™ tracheostomy tube cuffed with disposable inner cannula (DCT).],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]).

Features

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Clear flange

Color coding by size

Soft material

Unique taper-shaped cuff

Percutaneous-capable

Features:

Initial Placement

    Help Enable Easier Insertion and Removal

  • Low profile cuff—A thinner, less bulky cuff reduces insertion force by 39%.1
  • Beveled tip—A beveled tip on all product configurations eases percutaneous insertion.

    May Enhance Patient Fit and Comfort

  • Flexible cannula—The outer cannula is flexible enough to conform to the patient’s airway, but rigid enough to maintain airway patency.
  • Familiar sizes—The tubes use sizing (I.D., O.D., length and tube curvature) that is substantially equivalent to those used in earlier Shiley™ products.
  • Size choices—Additional sizes have been added to improve patient fit when needed.

 

Mechanical Ventilation

    Help Improve Clinician’s Ability to Provide Mechanical Ventilation

  • Taper-shaped-cuff—The ability to titrate ventilator air leak is 65% greater with the addition of TaperGuard™ cuff technology.2
  • Integrated connector—The 15 mm connector on the Shiley™ flexible tracheostomy tubes is now integrated into the outer cannula, which enables ventilation with or without an inner cannula.

 

Skin Care

    May Reduce the Risk of Skin Breakdown

  • Flange material—The flange features a transparent, soft material designed to conform to the patient’s clavicle to help reduce the risk of skin breakdown.
  • Flange windows—The central portion of the flange has windows designed to improve airflow to sensitive skin. It is offset to help reduce contact with the patient’s skin.

 

Trachea, Lung Protection and Weaning

    Help Protect the Lungs

  • Taper-shaped-cuff—With the TaperGuard™ cuff, the tube reduces fluid leakage by 99%.3

    Help Reduce Impact on the Trachea

  • Wall pressure—The tube exerts 18.6%4 less lateral wall pressure on the trachea.1

 

Weaning

    Help Reduce the Work of Breathing

  • Increased airflow—Airflow around the outer cannula when the cuff is deflated has increased by an average of 242%.1
  • Work of breathing—Improved airflow may reduce the work of breathing required to speak and wean from a tracheostomy tube.5

 

Other Features

  • New material—Shiley™ tracheostomy tubes are now manufactured with a citrate-based plasticizer.
  • Color coding—Color coding (for disposable inner cannula products only) by size helps clinicians quickly identify the right inner cannula for the corresponding tube.
  • Disposable inner cannula—The inner cannula is designed for quick and safe disposal after a single use.

Specifications

Specifications:
Shiley™ Flexible Tracheostomy Tube With TaperGuard™ Cuff, Disposable Inner Cannula
US SKU # OUS SKU # I.D. O.D. Inner Cannula I.D. IC SKU#
4CN65H 4CN65A 6.5 mm 9.4 mm 5.5 mm 4IC65
5CN70H 5CN70A 7.0 mm 10.1 mm 6.0 mm 5IC70
6CN75H 6CN75A 7.5 mm 10.8 mm 6.5 mm 6IC75
7CN80H 7CN80A 8.0 mm 11.4 mm 7.0 mm 7IC80
8CN85H 8CN85A 8.5 mm 12.2 mm 7.5 mm 8IC85
9CN90H 9CN90A 9.0 mm 12.7 mm 8.0 mm 9IC90
10CN10H 10CN10A 10.0 mm 13.8 mm 9.0 mm 10IC10

 

Shiley™ Flexible Tracheostomy Tube Cuffless, Disposable Inner Cannula
US SKU # OUS SKU # I.D. O.D. Inner Cannula I.D. IC SKU#
4UN65H 4UN65A 6.5 mm 9.4 mm 5.5 mm 4IC65
5UN70H 5UN70A 7.0 mm 10.1 mm 6.0 mm 5IC70
6UN75H 6UN75A 7.5 mm 10.8 mm 6.5 mm 6IC75
7UN80H 7UN80A 8.0 mm 11.4 mm 7.0 mm 7IC80
8UN85H 8UN85A 8.5 mm 12.2 mm 7.5 mm 8IC85
9UN90H 9UN90A 9.0 mm 12.7 mm 8.0 mm 9IC90
10UN10H 10UN10A 10.0 mm 13.8 mm 9.0 mm 10IC10

Resources

Shiley™ Flexible Tracheostomy Tubes Product Tour

Experience the Shiley™ flexible tracheostomy tubes in this interactive tour.

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Shiley™ Flexible Tracheostomy Tubes Overview Video

See a detailed overview of the enhancements to Shiley™ flexible tracheostomy tubes.

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Shiley™ Flexible Tracheostomy Tube Performance Video

Internal benchtop testing has documented the performance advantages of the new Shiley™ flexible tracheostomy tube with TaperGuard™ cuff.

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Shiley™ Flexible Tracheostomy Tube Brochure - US

Explore the innovative features and benefits of the new line of Shiley™ adult tracheostomy tubes.

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Shiley™ Flexible Tracheostomy Tube Brochure - OUS

Explore the innovative features and benefits of the new line of Shiley™ adult tracheostomy tubes.

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Shiley™ Flexible Quick Reference Guide - US

Download the Shiley™ adult tracheostomy tube quick reference guide.

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Shiley™ Flexible Quick Reference Guide - OUS

View the Shiley™ adult tracheostomy tube quick reference guide.

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Tracheostomy, Airflow and Weaning: Key Factors and Considerations

Learn the different factors that influence upper airway airflow and weaning in tracheostomy patients.

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Ventilation Resource Site

Covidien offers videos and homecare guides as useful tools to help you care for tracheostomy tubes at home.

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Adult Homecare Video

Watch the homecare video to learn how to care for your tracheostomy tube.

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Adult Tracheostomy Homecare Guide

Read the homecare guide to learn how to care for your tracheostomy tube.

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Shiley™ Custom Tracheostomy Tube Service Online Ordering Tool

Order customized tracheostomy tubes for unique patient needs.

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