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The need to reduce ventilator associated events is the primary reason the Shiley Evac Oral Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard Cuff is critical for all patients on a ventilator in the ICU. The use of the Shiley reduces Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) by an Average of 50%.

Subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) helps remove oral and/or gastric secretions from above the endotracheal tube cuff before they can be aspirated. Such aspirations may lead to a very serious complication known as VAP or Ventilator Associated Pneumonia.

SSD must be done with a specialized endotracheal tube with a separate dorsal suction lumen located just above the cuff. Based upon clinical evidence, the following organizations recommend the use of SSD to reduce the incidence of VAP:

  • SHEA Guidelines
  • American Thoracic Society/ Infectious Diseases Society of America (ATS/IDSA) - Level I
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Category II
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Shiley Evac Oral Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard Cuff Features:

  • An integrated cuff inflation line
  • An integrated suction lumen
  • Patented TaperGuard cuff
  • Easy-to-read tube insertion markings
  • The use of subglottic suctioning combined with the hospital-designed VAP or VAC bundle can:

  • Reduce overall antibiotic use
  • Reduce the incidence of VAP
  • Reduce the overall length of stay (LOS) required
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Shiley Evac Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard Cuff

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