Overview

Reduces Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) by an Average of 50%([FOOTNOTE=Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ Evac endotracheal tube 510(k)#090352 benchtop testing.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

The need to reduce ventilator associated events is the primary reason the Shiley™ evac oral endotracheal tube with TaperGuard™ cuff is critical for all patients on a ventilator in the ICU.

Advanced Airway Protection

Subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) helps remove oral and/or gastric secretions from above the endotracheal tube cuff before they can be aspirated. Such aspirations may lead to a very serious complication known as VAP or Ventilator Associated Pneumonia.

SSD must be done with a specialised endotracheal tube with a separate dorsal suction lumen located just above the cuff. Based upon clinical evidence, the following organisations recommend the use of SSD to reduce the incidence of VAP:

  • Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC Australia)
  • SHEA Guidelines (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America)
  • American Thoracic Society/ Infectious Diseases Society of America (ATS/IDSA) – Level I
  • Centers for Disease Control USA (CDC) – Category II
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality USA (AHRQ)

Features

  • An integrated cuff inflation line
  • An integrated suction lumen
  • Patented TaperGuard™ cuff
  • Easy-to-read tube insertion markings

The use of subglottic suctioning combined with the hospital-designed VAP (Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia) or VAC (Ventilator-Associated Condition) bundle can:

  • Reduce overall antibiotic use
  • Reduce the incidence of VAP
  • Reduce the overall length of stay (LOS) required
  • Improve patient outcomes

Order Information

Order Information
Order Code Description Unit of Measure Quantity
18860 Shiley™ Evac Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff, 6.0 mm I.D., 9.0 mm O.D. Case 10
18865 Shiley™ Evac Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff, 6.5 mm I.D., 9.8 mm O.D. Case 10
18870 Shiley™ Evac Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff, 7.0 mm I.D., 10.4 mm O.D. Case 10
18875 Shiley™ Evac Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff, 7.5 mm I.D., 11.2 mm O.D. Case 10
18880 Shiley™ Evac Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff, 8.0 mm I.D., 11.8 mm O.D. Case 10
18885 Shiley™ Evac Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff, 8.5 mm I.D., 12.6 mm O.D. Case 10
18890 Shiley™ Evac Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff, 9.0 mm I.D., 13.1 mm O.D. Case 10
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