Shiley™ tracheostomy tubes have a proven 40-year history with over 760 million products used around the world.
These clinician-inspired enhancements include the taper-shaped TaperGuard™ cuff. The TaperGuard™ cuff may help protect the lungs and reduce tracheal impact by reducing fluid leakage by 99% and exerting 18.6% less lateral wall pressure on the trachea.([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=]) 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 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 # 10122514.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
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.5
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.
We recognize that change can be unsettling. We’re here to help with resources that share key insights into our product enhancements and provide support as your customers transition to Shiley™ flexible tracheostomy tubes.
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