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Tracheostomy tube exchanger
A research group of the Andalusian Public Health System (SSPA) has developed a tracheostomy tube exchanger aimed at reducing the risk of infection and/or injury associated with ventilation tube replacements.
The exchanger serves as a guide for inserting new tubes into the trachea. It is designed for use with patients with temporary tracheostomy tubing – ie undergoing assisted mechanical
ventilation or oxygen-enriched spontaneous breathing.
The device’s basic purpose is to ensure the correct placement of new ventilation tubes, in readiness for connection to the support system that is required in each case.
This new tracheostomy tube exchange device addresses the problems associated with ventilation tube placement, such as injury and infection.
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