TeleFlex Designs First Convertible Endotracheal Tube

1 March 2010 (Last Updated March 1st, 2010 18:30)

The first convertible endotracheal tube for subglottic secretion suctioning has recently been developed by US company Teleflex. The Teleflex ISIS HVT features an integrated suction port and separate suction line, allowing for subglottic secretion suctioning on demand. The dev

The first convertible endotracheal tube for subglottic secretion suctioning has recently been developed by US company Teleflex.

The Teleflex ISIS HVT features an integrated suction port and separate suction line, allowing for subglottic secretion suctioning on demand.

The device is aimed at providing clinicians with one endotracheal tube to meet the needs of patients requiring short- and long-term ventilation.

The Teleflex ISIS HVT is designed to eliminate many of the common objections to using traditional subglottic secretion suctioning tubes, which are seven times more expensive than standard tubes.