Smiths Medical launches new tracheostomy tubes and kits

Jan. 15, 2020
Smiths Medical announced it has launched a new Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) tracheostomy tube portfolio to its family of tracheostomy tubes. The new tracheostomy tubes have options for a variety of patients.

"Our goal was to create tracheostomy tubes and kits designed to help clinicians provide the best patient care. We’re excited to offer a variety of tubes and kits that empower clinicians with the ability to practice their way and more importantly, meet their patients’ needs,” said Ellen Frenkel, Chief Marketing Officer.

The Smiths Medical BLUselect tracheotomy tubes’ features include:

·        Tubes are available with or without inner cannula, cuffed or uncuffed, fenestrated or unfenestrated, and Suctionaid for above the cuff suctioning

·         Tubes and packaging are color-coded by size

·         Laser printing on tubes cannot be altered by secretions or cleaning and include tube characteristics

·         Solid color marking indicates the tube is non-fenestrated while checkered color markings indicate the tube is fenestrated

·         Tube flanges are soft and bendable to improve patient comfort and simplify cleaning

The Smiths Medical BLUperc and BLUgriggs percutaneous tracheostomy kits and trays’ features includes:

·         Kits and trays include everything needed to perform the procedure

·         Single tray layout matches the steps in the clinical tracheostomy procedure and flow counter-clockwise for efficiency

·         Kits and trays include a patented single-handed guidewire feeder that can be used by left or right-handed clinicians

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