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ET Tube Cuff Pressures: Avoiding the Avoidable Airway Disaster

Eric Steffel, NRP, BSEMSA.

You are on scene with your partner performing an intubation. Your partner announces that he sees the tube pass through the cords and almost seamlessly you inflate the cuff with 10 mL of air while he pulls the laryngoscope blade and attaches the bag valve mask (BVM) with end-tidal CO2 (ETCO2).

Endotracheal tube cuff-small important part of a big issue

Shai Efrati, Israel Deutsch & Gabriel M. Gurman

Many of the complications related to prolonged ventilation are related to inappropriate handling of endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff. This article reviews the possible complications associated with the ETT cuff, and the landmark development made in that field. The article challenges the present paradigm of cuff use and reviews the current clinical practice in that area.

Cost of treating Ventilator Associated Pneumonia post cardiac surgery in the National Health Service: results from a propensity-matched cohort study.

Heyman Luckraz , et al.

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Most of the cost data that are available relate to general intensive care patients in privately remunerated institutions. This study assessed the cost of managing VAP in a cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) in the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom.

 
 

Clinical Outcome Using The AnapnoGuard Device 

SCCM 2020 Pilot Results

Vivian Hernandez- Torres, Robert Ratzlaff ,Carla Venegas

Can we control upper airway secretions and reduce their impact on the incidence of Ventilator-associated pneumonia?

SCCM 2020 Case Report

Vivian Hernandez- Torres,Robert Ratzlaff ,Carla Venegas

Controlling Airway Secretions to Reduce Spread of Infections: A case of Mucormycosis

The Use of a Novel Endotracheal Tube and
Airway Management System to Prevent
Complications in Lung Transplantation

Vivian Hernandez-Torres, Robert Ratzlaff, Mathew Thomas, Tathagat Narula, Archer K. Martin

A key component of the perioperative management of lung transplant recipients is the avoidance of airway and pulmonary complications in the immediate postoperative period. The AnapnoGuardTM AG100s (Hospitech Respiration Ltd, Kfar Saba, Israel), a novel endotracheal tube and ventilation management system, holds the potential to assist the care team in attenuating complications related to excessive cuff pressure, subglottic secretions, and endobronchial intubation. In this report, we describe the successful use of the AnapnoGuardTM AG100s system in the postoperative management of a lung transplant recipient.

 
 

Clinical Outcome Using the AG Cuffill Device

Detrimental Effects of Filling Laryngotracheal Airways To Excessive Pressure (DEFLATE-P): a quality improvement initiative

SORIN J. BRULL

This quality improvement (QI) project was performed at a single center to determine the incidence of postoperative complications associated with use of cuffed airway devices. 

An in vitro and in vivo validation of a novel monitor for intracuff pressure in cuffed endotracheal tubes

Archana S. Ramesh1, Senthil G. Krishna1,2, William T. Denman3 & Joseph D. Tobias

A key component of the perioperative management of lung transplant recipients is the avoidance of airway and pulmonary complications in the immediate postoperative period.

ET Tube Cuff Pressures: Avoiding the Avoidable Airway Disaste

Eric Steffel, NRP, BSEMSA.

You are on scene with your partner performing an intubation. Your partner announces that he sees the tube pass through the cords and almost seamlessly you inflate the cuff with 10 mL of air while he pulls the laryngoscope blade and attaches the bag valve mask (BVM) with end-tidal CO2 (ETCO2).

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