The new family of Shiley™ flexible adult tracheostomy tubes incorporates several design advances that may help enhance patient safety, simplify patient care and facilitate positive outcomes across the patient-care continuum.
These clinician-inspired enhancements include the unique taper-shaped TaperGuard™ cuff. With the TaperGuard™ cuff, Shiley™ flexible tubes help protect the lungs and reduce tracheal impact by reducing fluid leakage by 99%([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.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) and exerting 18.6% less lateral wall pressure on the trachea.([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal testing comparing the Shiley™ flexible adult tracheostomy tube with TaperGuard™ cuff to the Shiley™ DCT tracheostomy tube cuffed.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) In addition, TaperGuard™ cuff technology helps improve a clinician’s ability to provide mechanical ventilation with the ability to titrate ventilator air leak that is 65% greater than with earlier-generation Shiley™ tubes.([FOOTNOTE=Internal bench-top 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).],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
In another important change, the new Shiley™ flexible tubes were designed with larger inner diameters, compared to earlier Shiley™ tracheostomy tubes. Airflow around the outer cannula when the cuff is deflated has increased by an average of 242%.2 It has been found that improved airflow may reduce the work of breathing required to speak and wean from a tracheostomy tube.([FOOTNOTE=Mullins JB, Templer JW, Kong J, et al. Airway resistance and work of breathing in tracheostomy tubes. Laryngoscope. 1993;103(12):1367-1372.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Other enhancements in the new family of Shiley™ flexible tracheostomy tubes include color-coding by size (for disposable inner cannula products only), an expanded range of sizes, a soft material made with a non-DEHP plasticizer, a clear flange and a design that make it possible to ventilate with or without an inner cannula.
Get a detailed overview of the enhancements to Shiley™ flexible tracheostomy tubes.
Learn more about the features and benefits of Shiley™ flexible tracheostomy tubes.
See how Shiley™ flexible tracheostomy tubes perform against the competition.
Help enable easier insertion and removal
May enhance patient fit and comfort
Help improve clinician’s ability to provide mechanical ventilation
May reduce the risk of skin breakdown
Help protect the lungs
Help reduce impact on the trachea
Help reduce the work of breathing