SealGuard™ Basic and SealGuard™ Evac endotracheal tubes offer the same patented TaperGuard™ cuff technology, with an integrated cuff inflation line and integrated suction lumen. The SealGuard™ Evac endotracheal tube features an ulta-thin polyurethane cuff that permits lower cuff pressures to maintain proper tracheal seal.1 It also features a smooth Murphy eye for easy insertion and is suitable for both nasal and oral insertion.
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