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As a caregiver, you are aware that suctioning can be a necessary but unpleasant procedure for patients. That is why we have improved the efficiency of our tracheostomy tubetwist plus with subglottic suction.
Tracheostomy tubes with subglottic suction are increasingly used to prevent VAP(1). This involves suctioning above the cuff so that no contaminated secretions can enter the lower airways. For this form of suctioning, a tracheostomy tube or ET tube with a suction option is required.
As a caregiver, you are aware that suctioning can be a necessary but unpleasant procedure for patients. That is why we have improved the efficiency of our tracheostomy tube twist plus with subglottic suction.
The flat and widened suction channel gets its stability from an internal support structure. The channel is less than half the height of the previous extraction hose. With the now larger flow cross-section, we can achieve significantly faster and more residue-free suction compared to the predecessor, which can minimise the risk of pneumonia. Another step in the fight against VAP!
You can find more interesting facts about the twist plus extract in our Newsflash (see below).
The twist plus extract is available with a new suction channel or as a multifunctional cannula with a new suction channel and double fenestration. This allows ventilation, suctioning, sensitisation, communication, weaning and decannulation with one tracheostomy tube (2).
Also of interest:
All our subglottic suction cannulae are approved for ACV - Above Cuff Vocalisation(speaking under ventilation). This gives you the opportunity to increase your patients' participation in social life and promote their well-being as well as counteract possible frustration. Motivation and cooperation can be increased.
Further positive effects of the laryngeal flow are the sensitisation of the oropharyngeal area. This can have a positive influence on the swallowing reflex, sensory system and the secretion management .
Read more in our ACV Blog!