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.
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.
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).