Shiley™ oral and nasal RAE endotracheal tubes with TaperGuard™ cuff feature a preformed curve design intended to reduce kinks and disconnects, maintain a patent airway, and remove the circuits and connectors from the surgical field.
In addition, the RAE tube features the TaperGuard™ cuff technology: A low-pressure cuff that 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=],[LINK=]) on the trachea.*
Avoiding just one aspiration could save a hospital more than $40,000.([FOOTNOTE=Cattano D, Reaven NL, Funk SW, Hagberg CA. Economic impact of perioperative pulmonary aspiration complications in adults. Presented at: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting. 2009:A619.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
*Compared to the Mallinckrodt™ Hi-Lo endotracheal tube