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 tracheostomy 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 fluids([FOOTNOTE=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.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]), 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 tracheostomy tubes, to support the evac lumen for secretion removal.

Seal the path to a smooth recovery.

Learn how the Shiley™ flexible evac tracheostomy tube with TaperGuard™ cuff is designed to remove secretions.

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Healthcare provider testimony

Tracheostomy Care at the Hospital for Special Care

Discover one facility's experience converting to Shiley™ flexible and Shiley™ flexible evac tracheostomy tubes.


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 percent([FOOTNOTE=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.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Beveled tip on all product configurations eases percutaneous insertion([FOOTNOTE=Servillo, Giuseppe, and P. Pelosi. Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients. Springer, p. 106 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • 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 non-DEHP 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 study([FOOTNOTE=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.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • 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 breakdown([FOOTNOTE=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.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Custom designed flange openings improve airflow to sensitive skin, and are offset to help reduce contact with the patient’s skin
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