Subglottic Suctioning Endotracheal Tubes

Rüsch® Guardian Endotrachal Tube with Evacuation Lumen

Designed for Long-Term Intubation.

During mechanical ventilation, secretions from the upper respiratory tract accumulate above the endotracheal tube cuff. Studies have shown that these secretions can seep past the cuff into the lower tract, which may cause pneumonia.1 The Rüsch® Guardian Endotracheal Tube with Evacuation Lumen is designed to facilitate the removal of these pathogen laden subglottic secretions that accumulate above the cuff before they are aspirated. The thinner polyurethane cuff material, when compared to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) cuffs, provides better leak prevention regardless of cuff shape.2-6

  • Integrated inflation and suction lines
  • Radiopaque Identifier
  • Polyurenthane Cuff
  • Sterile, Single Use
Ref. I.D. O.D. Cuff Ø Length Qty
112092060 6.0 mm 9.0 mm 20 mm 280 mm 10
112092065 6.5 mm 9.8 mm 24 mm 290 mm 10
112092070 7.0 mm 10.4 mm 24 mm 300 mm 10
112092075 7.5 mm 11.2 mm 26 mm 310 mm 10
112092080 8.0 mm 11.8 mm 26 mm 320 mm 10
112092085 8.5 mm 12.6 mm 30 mm 320 mm 10
112092090 9.0 mm 13.1 mm 30 mm 320 mm 10

References:

  1. American Thoracic Society. Consensus Statement: Hospital Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: diagnosis, assessment of severity, initial antimicrobial therapy and preventative strategies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1996;151:1711-1725.
  2. Blot S, Rello J, Koulenti D. The value of polyurethanecuffed endotracheal tubes to reduce microaspiration and intubation-related pneumonia: a systematic review of laboratory and clinical studies. Critical Care. 2016;20(1).
  3. Poelaert J, Depuydt P, De Wolf A, Van de Velde S, Herck I, Blot S. Polyurethane cuffed endotracheal tubes to prevent early postoperative pneumonia after cardiac surgery: A pilot study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008;135(4):771-776
  4. Blot S, Rello J, Koulenti D. The value of polyurethanecuffed endotracheal tubes to reduce microaspiration and intubation-related pneumonia: a systematic review of laboratory and clinical studies. Critical Care. 2016;20(1).
  5. Chenelle C, Itagaki T, Fisher D, Berra L, Kacmarek R. Performance of the PneuX System: A Bench Study Comparison With 4 Other Endotracheal Tube Cuffs. Respir Care. 2016;62(1):102-112.
  6. Haas, Carl F., Richard M. Eakin, Mark A. Konkle, and Ross Blank. "Endotracheal Tubes: Old and New Discussion." Respiratory care 59, no. 6 (2014): 933-955
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