Introducing two new proprietary airway clearing systems
Many patients capable of being weaned from the ventilator may fail their spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) because of increased work of breathing from a narrowed lumen. Routine endotracheal suctioning is unable to remove adherent secretions and biofilm from the walls of the ET tube, resulting in1-2:
- A narrowed airway
- Increased airway resistance
- Increased work of breathing
- Delayed extubation
ETT clearing systems from Avanos restore performance of the endotracheal tube, giving patients an improved opportunity to pass their SBT.4-5
- Clears the ETT of tenacious secretions and biofilm1
- Reduces airway resistance and work of breathing4
- Restores the ETT to optimal weaning conditions1
- Gives patient an improved opportunity to pass their SBT2-4
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Liberator HCS, ET Tube Clearing System
A unique airway wiping technology that can be used for 72 hours with closed suction.
- Simplified sizing: 7-7.5 mm or 8-8.5 mm models
- Silicone construction for soft suction catheter
- Isolated rinsing chamber for cleaning the catheter without washing saline down the ETT
- Radio opaque catheter
- Versatile manifold with optional BAL bronchoscopy adapter
An adjunct to your closed suction system
- Sterile, single-use device
- Compatible with all current closed suction systems and all endotracheal tubes sizes 7.0-8.5
- After connection, wiping procedure can be performed while the patient is being ventilated
- Length-limited catheter avoids insertion more than 1-2 cm beyond the ETT tip on standard length tubes
- Atraumatic catheter tip helps prevent injury if it ever contacts tracheal mucosa
- Protective sheath helps prevent exposure to secretions
Watch our wiping simulation video
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- Wicker B., Schofield L., Salem G., A Five Year Study to Evaluate Cleaning Endotracheal Tube Prior to Weaning Trials, AARC Annual Meeting (Indianapolis, IN) October 4-7, 2017
- Schofield L., et. al., Comparison of Two Endotracheal Tube Cleaning Devices in Reducing Airway Resistance for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient, Poster, AARC (Tampa, FL) November 9, 2015.
- Mietto C. et. al., High-Resolution Computer Tomography in Assessing Endotracheal Tube Obstruction, Poster, SCCM Annual Meeting (San Juan, PR) January 19-23, 2013.
- Schofield L., The endOclear® Liberator® Cleaning Device in Decreasing Airway Resistance, AARC Annual Meeting (Indianapolis, IN) October 4-7, 2017.
- Wilson et. al., Increases in Endotracheal Tube Resistance are Unpredictable Relative to Duration of Intubation, Chest, 2009.