MICROCUFF* Adult Endotracheal Tubes feature an advanced micro-thin polyurethane cuff, virtually eliminating the formation of channels typically found in PVC cuffs. This provides a superior tracheal seal proven to reduce leakage of potentially infectious secretions.1
MICROCUFF* Pediatric Endotracheal Tubes, designed specifically for the paediatric anatomy, offer the advantages of a cuffed tube, while reducing re-intubation rates and tracheal trauma.2
MICROCUFF* SUBGLOTTIC SUCTIONING ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE
RINSE. SUCTION. CLEAR.
Combining more effective subglottic suctioning with our advanced BALLARD* polyurethane cuff technology, you can finally provide the BEST protection against microaspiration. MICROCUFF* Subglottic Suctioning Endotracheal Tubes are proven to be more effective at preventing and clearing clogs. Now you no longer have to struggle to make subglottic suctioning actually work!5,7,8
MICROCUFF* ADULT ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE
Provides A Superior Tracheal Seal (3,4) … Proven to Reduce Leakage
Micro-aspiration of potentially infectious secretions through gaps in the endotracheal tube cuff is known to be a leading cause of VAP1. The cuff seal is the final barrier that protects the lungs from aspiration of potentially infectious pharyngeal secretions. When intubated, conventional high volume, low pressure (HVLP) PVC cuffs create channels that permit fluid to leak through the cuff and into the lungs.
MICROCUFF* PEDIATRIC ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE
A new standard for paediatric airway management
MICROCUFF* Pediatric Endotracheal Tubes, designed specifically for the paediatric anatomy, offer the advantages of a cuffed tube, reducing tracheal trauma and providing a sealed airway that allows minimal and low flow anaesthesia use.1 Its short and cylindrical cuff membrane compensates for different sized and shaped paediatric airways, reducing the need for replacing oversized tracheal tubes, and resulting in lower re-intubation rates.1
There are inherent risks in the use of all prescription medical devices. Please see the full Directions for Use containing Indications, Cautions, Warnings and other relevant information.
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