Same trusted brand. Advanced access design.

Shiley™ tracheostomy tubes have a proven 40-year history with over 760 million products used around the world.

The Shiley™ Flexible Evac trach tube with TaperGuard™ cuff technology offers clinician-inspired enhancements to the Shiley™ Flexible Adult tracheostomy portfolio, and features:

  • The addition of an Evac lumen to enable removal of secretions from the subglottic space
  • The patented taper-shaped TaperGuard™ cuff
  • A translucent outer cannula with beveled tip

This product can be used for the initial tracheostomy insertion in the ICU to remove potentially bacteria producing fluids1, which are recognized as a primary source for ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP).

Shiley™ Flexible Evac tracheostomy tubes were designed with a slightly larger outer diameter, compared to standard Shiley™ Flexible trach tubes, to support the Evac lumen for secretion removal.

Available in single cannula, reusable inner cannula, and disposable inner cannula configurations.

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Shiley™ Evac technology

  • The integrated suction port and lumen are positioned close to the cuff and designed to remove any fluid in the subglottic space that is difficult to suction otherwise

Thermosensitive transparent outer cannula

  • Thinner, less bulky cuff reduces insertion force by 48 percent2
  • Beveled tip on all product configurations eases percutaneous insertion3
  • Smooth, continuous curvature enables proper positioning
  • Sizing — I.D., O.D., length, and tube curvature — is comparable to that of earlier Shiley™ products

Made of DEHP-free material

  • TaperGuard™ low pressure, low volume cuff
  • Reduces fluid leakage by 99 percent compared to legacy Shiley™ tracheostomy products1
  • Low pressure, low volume design applies less lateral wall pressure on trachea in benchtop study4
  • Thinner material enables more even distribution of wall pressure4

May reduce the risk of irritation and skin breakdown

  • Soft, transparent flange material is designed to conform to the patient’s anatomy and may help reduce the risk of skin breakdown5
  • Custom designed flange openings improve airflow to sensitive skin, and are offset to help reduce contact with the patient’s skin

  • 1. Internal benchtop 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). Benchtop test #10122514.

  • 2. 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. Benchtop test #RE00127642 Rev A.

  • 3. Servillo, Giuseppe, and P. Pelosi. Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients. Springer, p. 106 2015.

  • 4. Maguire S, Haury F, Jew K. An in vitro comparison of tracheostomy tube cuffs. Medical Devices (Auckland, N.Z.) New Zealand, 8, 185-192. April 21, 2015.

  • 5. Internal test report. Shiley™ adult flexible tracheostomy tube with TaperGuard™ cuff, disposable inner cannula claims test report #10122514, water vapor transmission rate through tracheostomy flange #10119661.

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