Ensuring optimal cuff pressure and patient safety
Continuously optimized and controlled cuff pressure supports ventilation therapy and protects your patients from VAP and tracheal injuries.
Whether you use IntelliCuff during air transport with quickly changing ambient pressure, or in the operating room for N2O narcosis or laparoscopic abdominal surgery, the device helps you to ensure optiomal cuff pressure and patient safety even during critical situations.
IntelliCuff is developed by Hamilton Medical and designed for immediate use; no calibration is required. It operates in a wide but still safe range of desired cuff pressures for various cuffed endotracheal tubes to provide suitable solutions for various clinical situations. You just set the desired cuff pressure, which is then maintained automatically.
IntelliCuff in 3D
Improved cuff pressure management
The leakage of oral secretions past the endotracheal tube (ETT) is a causative risk factor in the development of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP), and excessive cuff pressure is a risk factor in tracheal injuries. Existing solutions for endotracheal tube cuff pressure management require manual monitoring and adjustment of cuff pressure, which is a critical aspect of the ICU staff workload. It has been shown that up to eight manual adjustments of cuff pressure are required daily to maintain recommended cuff pressure ranges (Sole 2011).
Recent clinical studies show that :
- Continuous cuff pressure control can decrease microaspiration and VAP (Lorente 2014, Nseir 2011).
- Continuous control is more effective in maintaining cuff pressure within an optimal range (Sole 2011).
Video: Setup and handling
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Lorente L, Lecuona M, Jiménez A, Lorenzo L, Roca I, Cabrera J, Llanos C, Mora ML. Continuous endotracheal tube cuff pressure control system protects against ventilator-associated pneumonia. Crit Care. 2014 Apr 21;18(2):R77.
Nseir S, Zerimech F, Fournier C, Lubret R, Ramon P, Durocher A, Balduyck M. Continuous control of tracheal cuff pressure and microaspiration of gastric contents in critically ill patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov 1;184(9):1041-7.
Sole ML, Su X, Talbert S, Penoyer DA, Kalita S, Jimenez E, Ludy JE, Bennett M. Evaluation of an intervention to maintain endotracheal tube cuff pressure within therapeutic range. Am J Crit Care. 2011 Mar;20(2):109-17.
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