Endotracheal tube Description, Indication and precaution

Portex blue line suction above the cuff for the tracheal tube helps for the good results in tracheal intubation

Description

Used for oral intubation only intended for airway management. manufactured from clear polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
some of the features are below
Thermostatic materials with sufficient initial rigidity for intubation.
Radio-opaque blue line to confirm correct placement by x-ray.
An intubation depth mark above the cuffs provided as a guide for correct placement of the tube.
A blue inflation line and the pilot balloon with the integral luer check valve for inflating, deflating and monitoring the cuffs.
A suction lumen is incorporated into the dorsal suction hole located above the cuffs.
A clear suction line with a yellow stripe and yellow capped suction connector, facilitating connection to the suction device.

Types and Sizes

The endotracheal tube with 15 mm connector in all the endotracheal tube
The product is sterile until the pack is opened or damaged.Endotracheal tube
Tracheal tube size -cuff resting diameter
6.0 – 23
6.5 – 23
7.0 – 30
7.5 -30
8.0 -30
8.5 -30
9.0 -30

Indication for use

Intended for oral intubation only for airway management of patients anticipated to require prolonged mechanical ventilation in critical care units.
Used in the emergency and operation theatre.
Dorsal suction lumen allows drainage by continuous or intermittent suctioning of contaminated mucous and subglottic secretions that accumulate above the cuff.

Precaution

Secure all the breathing system connections.
Patients should be adequately humidified to minimize encrustation of the tracheal lumen and prevent tracheal mucosal damage.
The patency of the tracheal tube lumen assured by regular endobronchial suctioning. check routinely and replace to maintain a patent airway.
Maximum use of this endotracheal tube up to 30 days.
Cuff pressure and volume monitored and adjusted routinely.

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