TRACOE vario – the soft, flexible tube with patented, variably adjustable neck flange. By means of a practical pressure mechanism, the neck flange can be moved and, thus, be adjusted individually to any patient. This technique improves the safety, since the flange is fixed immediately after the release. Since no screw top is used, no pressure of any kind will be exerted on the trachea. A scale ensures the exact adjustment.
There are also flexible wings on the flange that can be rotated independently of one another, depending on need. This provides additional possibilities for meeting the unique anatomical requirements of each patient.
Anatomically Correct Adjustment
TRACOE vario comes in six different versions: reinforced with a metal spiral or made of clear, nonreinforced plastic (with an X-ray contrast line), and each of these two types is available with or without a low pressure cuff. Tubes with special features are the extra-long TRACOE vario XL with metal spiral and low pressure cuff, and TRACOE vario extract in clear plastic, with low pressure cuff and subglottal suction line.
ORANGE packaging identifies the TRACOE vario product family. A further colour, such as RED with STRIPES in the example, indicates a cannula type, here the REF 451. The STRIPES indicate that the cannula tube is spiral reinforced. This colour coding represents the cannula's special characteristics. You can see all colour codes and their meanings below.
The families/types can be sorted according to these colours. The size of the cannula is indicated at the end of the REF number, for example REF 451-08 for the size 8 mm.
The colour coding makes stock keeping easier.
spiral-reinforced, cuffed, extra-long
spiral-reinforced, without cuff
transparent, cuffed, extra-long
fenestrated, without cuff
transparent, cuffed, with subglottic suction line
transparent, cuffed, with subglottic suction line, extra-long