BALLARD* Turbo-Cleaning Closed Suction System

Advanced Infection Control That Redefines the Standard of Care for Closed Suction

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common and deadly healthcare-associated infection, affecting up to 28% of ventilated patients1

The BALLARD* Turbo-Cleaning Closed Suction System retracts with a unique and isolated turbulent cleaning chamber, making it the only catheter proven to reduce bacterial load on the catheter tip by 89% in a 72-hour period.2 The presence of such a valve should be considered essential in preserving lung volumes and uninterrupted ventilation in mechanically ventilated patients.3

The BALLARD* Turbo-Cleaning Closed Suction System Reduces:

  • The risk of contamination from outside pathogens4
  • Colonization within the circuit4
  • ICU days and associated costs5
  • Potential exposure to bodily fluids

Features include:

  • Patented “PEEP seal” technology helps reduce PEEP loss and helps prevent inadvertent lavage
  • One-way lavage port prevents splash-back, which reduces the risk of cross-contamination
  • Dynamic valve technology allows for normal ventilation during catheter cleaning3

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1  Chastre J, Fagon J. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Crit Care Med, 2002; 165:867-903

2 Compared to Ballard* TrachCare* 24-hour closed suction systems. Ballard* Critical Care Products Trach Care* 72 Microbiology Report, Nelson laboratories Final Reports, Laboratory Numbers 18343, 163901.1

3 Corley A, Sharpe N, Caruana LR, Spooner AJ, Fraser JF. Lung volume changes during cleaning of closed endotracheal suction catheters: a randomized crossover study using electrical impedance tomography. Respir Care. 2013 Sep 17. This study was partially funded via an unrestricted grant by Kimberly-Clark

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

5  Kollef, MH, Prentice D, Shapiro SD, Fraser VJ, Silver P, Trovillion E, Weilitz P, Von Harz B, St. John R., Mechanical Ventilation with or without Daily Changes of In-Line Suction Catheters, Am J Respir  Crit Care Med., Volume 156, Number 2, August 1997, 466-472

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