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Kimberly-Clark* Introduces New KimVent* MICROCUFF* Subglottic Suction Endotracheal Tube
Date:11/18/2013

s, and more efficient for suctioning secretions when compared to air bolus.3 The same study also found MICROCUFF* Subglottic ETT's unique design allows medical professionals to provide periodic saline rinsing as a preventative measure against clogging, improving suctioning effectiveness to their ventilated patients. 1,3

The advanced cylindrical-shape of MICROCUFF* Subglottic ETT's polyurethane cuff provides a superior tracheal seal, preventing leakage up to 93%1† and enables the use of saline. 7 Polyurethane cuffs prevent fluid leakage, demonstrating 93% less mircroaspiration than competitive products.1†

"Kimberly-Clark is committed to helping our customers reduce the prevalence of Ventilator-Associated Events.  We are steadfast in our mission to help our customers improve patient care," said Chris Lowery, Vice President of Global Medical Devices, Kimberly-Clark Health Care. "The MICROCUFF* Subglottic ETT is a breakthrough in patient safety that helps to eliminate cross contamination and leakage, and for the first time enables the use of saline for clearing the lumen."

KimVent* MICROCUFF* Subglottic Suction ETT is available immediately. For further information, visit www.kchealthcare.com/products/respiratory-health

Result from bench top study comparing KimVent*MICROCUFF* Subglottic Suctioning ETT vs. TaperGuard™ EVAC ETT.

  1. Data on file 510K Clearance K120985.
  2. Data on file. Directions for Use for the Kimberly-Clark MICROCUFF Subglottic Suctioning Endotracheal Tube.
  3. Data on file #R2012-040. Suction Efficiency Test for Endotracheal Tubes with a Subglottic Suction Lumen.
  4. Freytag C.C., Thies F.L., Konig W., Welte, T. Infection, Clinical and Epidemiological Society. 31-2003
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