Closed Suction Systems

From the leader in closed suctioning, our Closed Suction Systems with BALLARD* Technology offers advanced infection control features that have redefined the standard of closed suctioning care for over 25 years.

These unique infection prevention features have been proven to reduce cross-contamination, reducing ICU days and associated costs.1

Helping You Protect Your Patients from VAE.

BALLARD* Turbo-Cleaning Closed Suction System

Turbo-Cleaning – How it Works

BALLARD* Turbo-Cleaning Closed Suction System, which features technology from BALLARD* trach care, is the only catheter that retracts within a unique, isolated and vacuum-sealed turbulent cleaning chamber. The turbulent cleansing action results in an 89% cleaner catheter tip compared to a standard closed suction system.This reduced colonization may help reduce risk of VAE and VAP in your ventilated patients.

Manipulation of the ventilator circuit can increase cross-contamination – a leading cause of VAP.1

To help protect patients, a closed ventilator circuit is recognized as a best practice in the prevention of VAPto maintain ventilation and oxygen therapy throughout suctioning, preventing approximately 50% of the lung volume fall observed when suctioning after disconnection from the ventilator.3 Closed suctioning is a best practice that protects patients and caregivers.2,4

  • Reduces the risk for contamination from outside pathogens4
  • Reduces colonization within the circuit4
  • Designed to protect caregivers from exposure to body fluids
  • Sealed by our patented “PEEP seal” technology, the suction and saline produce turbulent cleansing action, for a cleaner catheter tip
  • One-way lavage port, designed to prevent “sprayback”
  • Turbulent cleaning chamber creates cleansing action, resulting in a cleaner catheter
  • Hinged valve isolates catheter tip and helps prevent inadvertent lavage
  • Integrated MDI port (optional)

BALLARD* Multi-Access Port Closed Suction System

Multiple access. Multiple procedures. One closed circuit.

The BALLARD* Multi-Access Port Closed Suction System features a compact rotating manifold that provides multiple ports to access the patient’s airway, without jeopardizing integrity of the closed circuit. A closed circuit helps you protect your patient from cross-contamination, VAE and VAP.

Features:

  • Rotating manifold, locking into place with a click for reassurance that circuit remains sealed
  • Clinicians can perform suctioning and other procedures such as bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchoscopy, or MDI drug delivery, while maintaining a closed vent circuit as recommended to help prevent VAP
  • Catheter that locks into separate port, staying connected and clean
  • Turbulent cleansing chamber, for a cleaner catheter
  • Single-use seal cassette maintains PEEP during insertion of sampling catheter or other devices
  • Sleeve tether prevents over-retraction of catheter

 

Also available: BALLARD* Mini-BAL Sampling Catheter

Designed for use with the BALLARD* Multi-Access Port System, insert the BALLARD* Mini-BAL Sampling Catheter through the alternate therapy port to obtain a lower respiratory tract sample without opening the ventilator circuit.

1 Compared to BALLARD* TRACH CARE* 24-hour closed suction systems. BALLARD* Critical Care Products TRACH CARE* 72 Microbiology Report, Nelson laboratories Final Reports, Laboratory Numbers 18343, 163901.1

1 Compared to BALLARD* TRACH CARE* 24-hour closed suction systems. BALLARD* Critical Care Products TRACH CARE* 72 Microbiology Report, Nelson laboratories Final Reports, Laboratory Numbers 18343, 163901.1

2 Hess DR, Kallstrom TJ, Mottram CD, Myers TR, Sorenson HM, Vines DL; American Association for Respiratory Care. Care of the ventilator circuit and its relation to ventilator-associated pneumonia.Respir Care. 2003 Sep;48(9):869-79.

3 Maggiore SM, Lellouche F, Pigeot J, Taille S, Deye N, Durrmeyer X, Richard JC, Mancebo J, Lemaire F, Brochard L. Prevention of endotracheal suctioning-induced alveolar derecruitment in acute lung injury. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 May 1;167(9):1215-24.

4 Freytag CC, Thies FL, Konig W, Welte T. Infection, Clinical and Epidemiological Society, 31-2003-No. 1.

There are inherent risks in the use of all prescription medical devices. Please see the full Directions for Use containing Indications, Cautions, Warnings and other relevant information.

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