IntelliCuff

Cuff pressure you can trust.

Because patients are trusting you.

Discover the Intelligent Standard in Cuff Pressure Management.

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Set It and Forget It.

Managing your patient’s airway is complicated. Too much cuff pressure and you can injure the trachea.(1,2) Too little pressure and secretions leak past the endotracheal (ET) tube into the lungs, a key risk factor for VAP. (1,3) We can help. With the push of a button, IntelliCuff automatically and precisely regulates cuff pressure—eliminating the guesswork.

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IntelliCuff®: Continuous cuff pressure management for better patient outcomes.

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IntelliCuff Clinical Evidence Summary.

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Ensure Cuff Pressure. Enhance Outcomes.

Duration of intubation. Patient repositioning. Suctioning procedures. A lot of factors cause cuff pressure to deviate outside of therapeutic range.(4) Existing solutions for regulating pressure are often inaccurate, unreliable and inefficient.(2,5).

We found a better way.

The IntelliCuff pressure controller continuously measures and maintains set cuff pressure of ET or tracheal tubes. Research shows that automatic regulation of cuff pressure could help lower risk factors for tracheal injuries, microaspiration and VAP.(1,3,5,6,7)

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Explore How IntelliCuff Works.

With critically ill patients, minutes matter. You don’t have time to learn a new device. IntelliCuff is simple and intuitive. Simply set the cuff pressure and IntelliCuff will maintain it. No calibration necessary.

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Experience Smart and Reliable Operation.

IntelliCuff provides continuous real-time monitoring of optimal cuff pressure during the entire time your patient is ventilated. It’s ideal for use in ICUs, O.R.s and for transport.

Cuff Pressure Control and Cuff Leakage Detection

Using two independent sensors, IntelliCuff measures, adjusts and maintains set cuff pressure.

Time-Limited Hold Function

In critical situations, you can increase the cuff pressure to secure the airway and avoid aspiration or unintended extubation.

Simple Operation

A large display keeps important data visible at all times. Responsive buttons make adjusting and verifying settings convenient.

Deflation on Command

IntelliCuff deflates the cuff on command, helping you safely and easily extubate your patient.

Safety Alarms

You’re immediately alerted in the event of a leaking cuff, disconnected tube, excessive pressure or low battery.

Shut-Off Valve

A shut-off valve prevents loss of cuff pressure in case of accidental disconnection between the controller and the tubing.

IntelliCuff Disposable Tubing

Designed for enhanced patient safety, IntelliCuff’s disposable tubing includes a bacterial filter. It fits the luer connector on a variety of cuffed tubes.

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IntelliCuff Mounts

Single-click mounting allows you to quickly attach IntelliCuff to any standard handrail or infusion pole for easy access. Choose from three bracket options: click, rail and multi-angle.

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SubG Endotracheal Tube

It’s simple: the better the seal, the less chance of microaspiration. Our SubG ET tube features a thin polyurethane cuff that helps prevent channel formation and leakage. The subglottic suction port enables easy removal of pooled secretions above the cuff.

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References:

  1. Nseir S, Zerimech F, Fournier C, et al. Continuous Control of Tracheal Cuff Pressure and Microasperation of Gastric Contents in Critically Ill Patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;184:1041–1047. Available at: http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1164/rccm.201104-0630OC. Accessed March 10, 2017.
  2. Sultan P, Carvalho B, Rose BO, Cregg R. Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure Monitoring: A Review of the Evidence. Jour of Periop Prac. 2011;21(11)379-386. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51874813_Endotracheal_tube_cuff_pressure_monitoring_a_review_of_the_evidence. Accessed March 10, 2017.
  3. Lorente L, Lecuona M, Jiménez A, et al. Continuous Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure Control System Protects Against Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Critical Care. 2014;18(2):R77. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4057071/. Accessed March 10, 2017.
  4. Alzahrani AR, Abbasi SA, Abahoussin OK. Prevalence and Predictors of Out-of-Range Cuff Pressure of Endotracheal and Tracheostomy Tubes: A Prospective Cohort Study in Mechanically Ventilated Patients. BMC Anesthesiology. 2015;15:147. Available at: https://bmcanesthesiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12871-015-0132-7. Accessed March 14, 2017.
  5. Sole ML, Su X, Talber S, et al. Evaluation of an intervention to Maintain Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure Within Therapeutic Range. Am J Crit Care. 2011; 20(2): 109-118. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3506174/. Accessed March 10, 2017.
  6. Blot SI, Poelaert J, Kollef M. How to Avoid Microaspiration? A Key Element for the Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Intubated ICU Patients. Infectious Diseases. 2014;14:119. Available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/14/119. Accessed March 10, 2017.
  7. Jaillette E, Martin-Loeches I, Artigas A, Nseir S. Optimal Care and Design of the Tracheal Cuff in the Critically Ill Patient. Annals of Intensive Care. 2014;4:7. Available at: http://annalsofintensivecare.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/2110-5820-4-7. Accessed March 10, 2017.
  8. Klompas M, et al. Strategies to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2014;35(8):915–936. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/677144. Accessed March 10, 2017.
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