When long-term intubation is necessary, a suction line can be attached to the integrated suction port to remove subglottic secretions, which can accumulate above the endotracheal tube cuff. Drainage of these secretions has been demonstrated to be an effective strategy in reducing early-onset .1 The Teleflex ISIS HVT allows clinicians to remove subglottic secretions without changing their current intubation procedures.
Introducing the new Teleflex ISIS HVT Endotracheal Tube. Featuring a separate suction line, this convertible endotracheal tube allows for subglottic secretion removal—when you need it. The versatile design eliminates the need to be selective during initial intubation, increasing the number of patients who can be viable candidates for subglottic secretion suctioning, a clinically proven strategy for VAP reduction.1
The Teleflex ISIS HVT endotracheal tube features an integrated suction port and separate suction line, allowing for subglottic secretion removal, on-demand. When needed, the suction line attaches to the Teleflex ISIS HVT endotracheal tube via a secure locking connection. Both connection ports can be sealed when not in use. This versatile design allows you to make the right choice, every time.
Reference: 1. Coffin S, Klompas M, Classen D, et al. Strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia in acute care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008;29:S31-S40.
The versatile design of the Teleflex ISIS HVT allows for the use of one endotracheal tube to meet the needs of patients requiring short- or long-term ventilation.