06/2021
Produkte & Wissen

A Cushion as Problem Solver

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A new product in our range: the Kapi-Gel® tracheostoma cushion from our sister company KAPITEX Healthcare Ltd. in the UK.

Not every tracheostoma looks like the other. They are as individual as the patients themselves. There are small tracheostomata, fitting tracheostomata, large tracheostomata and tracheostomata that are too large. There are frayed, wrinkled, deep, uneven and/or scarred ones. The challenge then lies in the sealing and sometimes also in the cushioning.

Breathing and speaking with a tracheostoma requires an airtight seal. If the tracheostoma is large, asymmetrical and/or low-lying, a good seal can still be achieved in many cases by using additional aids. (1)

The Kapi-Gel® tracheostoma cushion is one such problem solver that "fills" difficult contours around the stoma. It is a self-adhesive silicone gel pad that discreetly reduces air leakage, providing greater comfort for tracheostomized and laryngectomized patients.

In addition, the cushion can be used in both adults and children for granuloma and wound prophylaxis because it prevents mechanical irritation. (2)

The Kapi-Gel comes in two thicknesses and two different hole sizes.

A helpful product, which complements our portfolio well!

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TRACOE medical is the exclusive sales partner of KAPITEX Healthcare products for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Please contact KAPITEX directly to find the right contact in your country.

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1 Kress, P. (2018). Tracheostomaabdichtung. In B. Schneider-Stickler, P. Kress (Hrsg.) Tracheotomie und Tracheostomaversorgung. (1. Auflage, Kapitel 12.4, S. 250). Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria

2 Keller, C. (2017). Besonderheiten bei der Betreuung und Pflege von Kindern mit Tracheostoma und Beatmung. In C. Keller (Hrsg.) Fachpflege außerklinische Intensivpflege. (1. Auflage, Kapitel 16, S. 308). Elsevir GmbH