Any prepared tubes not used within 48 hours must be tossed, which is money down the drain — a waste of inventory and more medical waste.
Our solution: only open what you need, when you need it. With a prepared Shiley™ oral/ nasal endotracheal tube with TaperGuard™ cuff and stylet, clinicians have the tools they need in one sterile, easy-to-access pack — no preloading necessary.
In addition, the Shiley™ oral/nasal endotracheal tube with TaperGuard™ cuff features 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=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=805252]) on the trachea.*
*Compared to the Mallinckrodt™ Hi-Lo endotracheal tube