Cuff Pressure Management
TRACOE technic refers to medical devices, which allow setting and control of pressure in low pressure cuffs of tracheostomy and endotracheal tubes with high precision.
Why is it so important for the cuff to be properly inflated?
For one, to ensure sufficient ventilation at all times. For another, to prevent silent aspiration, which under certain circumstances can lead to a nosocomial ventilation pneumonia. It also prevents damage to the trachea (mucosal necrosis, destruction of cartilage, tracheomalacia).
Two Systems, One Goal
TRACOE technic includes two ways to regularly check the cuff pressure. First, the TRACOE cpm handheld manometer, featuring a large, easy-to-read scale (0-100 cm H2O) for quick and easy measurements. The usual pressure range for the application is coloured green.
Secondly, the TRACOE smart Cuff Manager which maintains the inner pressure of low pressure cuffs of tracheostomy tubes as well as endotracheal tubes at 20 cm H2O to 30 cm H2O. The easy use and the visual verification of the correct cuff pressure assists nursing staff in hospitals as well as in home care.