This device helps clinicians to prevent damage to tracheal mucosa by monitoring cuff pressures on tracheostomy tubes.
It is very important to have the safe sealing pressures in cuffs so as
(a) not to cause pressure problems on the Tracheal Mucosa and
(b) to ensure a safe seal to help prevent aspiration during swallow.
The face of the gauge is clearly marked in green with a safe pressure zone of 16–24cms H20 and an area indicated in red where pressure in cuffs would be deemed to be higher than recommended.
To be used in conjunction with tube manufacturers inflatable cuff guidelines.
TREQU1100: Cuff Pressure Monitor (handheld)