• High volume, low pressure cuff conforms to trachea with minimum cuff pressure and inflates evenly to assure effective seal.
Clear, conforming tubing maintains proper curvature for easy insertion.
• Thermo sensitive plastic warms to body temperature, conforms anatomically.
Highly legible markings identify inner and outer diameters in millimeters and depth of insertion in centimeters.
Full length radiopaque stripe facilitates tube positioning during difficult intubations.
Highly responsive pilot balloon designed to indicate inflation status of cuff.
Murphy eye is precision cut to eliminate rough edges.
• Precisely shaped tip permits smooth insertion and helps protect against
Below is a photo of probably the longest endotracheal tube
in the world ! The gentleman is Bob, of Mallard Medical
Incorporated, a company that supplies equipment used to
anaesthetize large animals. In the image below, he is
holding an endotracheal tube used to ventilate elephants.
This particular tube has an internal diameter of 45 mm ! You
can imagine the length of the tube as Bob is six feet (183
centimeters) tall !
Trivia From The Grey's Anatomy Program - Season 3 Episode 17: Some Kind of Miracle
Goof: During Meredith's resuscitation, an endotracheal tube
is shown extending what appears to be six to eight inches
past her lips. This would be incorrect placement in an
adult; the end of the tube should be only one to two inches
past her lips.
And finally - Endotracheal tubes are fondly referred to as
an ET tube, and so I couldn't resist sharing some trivia
about the movie ET! I hope you enjoy.