Supporting Clinical Documents
Cuff Management: Existing Problems and SolutionsDownload as PDF
Outline format explaining why current methods of cuff management must be addressed.
FAQ "Frequently Asked Questions"Download as PDF
This list pretty much covers most of the questions we've been asked about CuffSentry™; so far. Please contact us at Sales@CuffSentry.com or your local Tri-anim rep for questions not answered.
Evaluation Of An Intervention To Maintain Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure Within Therapeutic Range - AJCC American Journal of Critial Care (March 2011)Download as PDF
This paper discusses the negative effects of both high and low ETT cuff pressure. Importantly, this paper documents without intervention, there is considerable decrease in ETT cuff pressure over time. An average of eight interventions were needed in a twelve hour period to maintain targeted ETT cuff pressure. This paper documents ETT cuff pressure were out of target range during the interval between intermittent measurements a high % of the time, increasing the risk for complications.
Continuous Control of Tracheal Cuff Pressure and Microaspiration of Gastric Contents in Critically Ill Patients - RCCM (December 2011)Download as PDF
This paper discusses the negative effects of over inflation and under inflation of ETT cuffs. This paper establishes a direct link between microaspirations around the ETT cuff and VAP. Importantly, a device that continuously maintains and monitors proper, targeted cuff pressure was shown to reduce VAP rate in this study.
Laboratory Evaluation of 4 Brands of Endotracheal Tube Cuff Inflator - Respiratory Care (February 2004)Download as PDF
This paper documents ETT cuff pressure reduction when using common methods of measuring and confirming ETT cuff pressure. Quote – "None of the tested devices can measure an existing CP without significantly reducing the pre-existing CP, and the higher the CP, the greater the loss." This paper also quotes negative effects of low and high cuff pressure.
Monitoring Tracheal Tube Cuff Pressures in the ICU Can Prevent Injury - ENT Today (September 2007)Download as PDF
This paper chronicles the high incidence of overinflated ETT cuffs and the associated negative patient outcomes. It is stated a method of managing ETT cuff pressure that does not require constant human intervention would be desirable. Cuff Sentry meets that need.
Policy/Procedure Manual Template
This is a Policy and Procedure manualthat was implemented by one of our user hospitals. This may be used as a starting point for your Policy and Procedure and/or as an example. It has some interesting procedures that you may want to implement or at least consider. This is a sample or guideline only. Download the Microsoft WORD version if you would like to edit it for your own use.
In-service PosterDownload as PDF
This is a poster that is a great reference for in servicing the CuffSentry™ as well as a great stand alone training document. It is optimized to be printed at 11" x 17".
SynopsisDownload as PDF
This is the document you are reading now. It is a list of the most requested references in relation to CuffSentry™. We have more supporting documents and clinical evidence. Feel free to contact us if you need more or have any questions. This document is listed here so that you can have a method to download and/or print it.