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Silver Tracheostomy Tubes

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With ultra thin walls providing maximised airflow

The standard British silver tracheostomy tube made from 100% sterling silver with built-in speaking facility and introducer without fenestration.

Kapitex have for many years been supplying silver tracheostomy tubes into the NHS and to overseas customers.

  • The main model of tube supplied is the Negus style — this comprises a built in speaking valve.
  • Kapitex only sources from the key silver tube manufacturer in the UK. ALL components are suitable for medical applications and are to British Standards. Please note: The silver tubes are produced from sterling silver.
  • Quality is paramount — we do not supply silver plated or non silver metal tubes.

Design features:

  1. The introducer is small and rounded to ensure a comfortable introduction of the tube into the tracheostoma.
  2. The neck flange is designed to ensure that movement of the neck is comfortable — without the tube 'digging' in.
  3. The speaking valve is situated in the inner cannula housing, this enables the tube to lie flat against the neck. The benefit is there is no protrusion of the speaking valve — unlike some systems which have speaking valves sticking out on the tube adaptor.
  4. One of the key benefits of a silver tube is the thin wall thickness (within the overall diameter). Allowing maximum airflow into the airway, unlike some thicker plastic or silicone tubes.
  5. Silver tubes are often seen as an economical long term tube.
  6. A customised service from Kapitex is available on application.
Silver tracheostomy tubes

The Negus Silver tube set comprises of the following:

  1. Outer tube with neck flange
  2. Inner tube with speaking valve incorporated
  3. A spare non-valved inner cannula
  4. Introducer

Ordering Information

Silver Negus Tracheostomy Tube
Order Number Description FG Length*
(mm)
OD**
(mm)
TR KAP 0006 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 16 48 5.3
TR KAP 0007 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 18 53 6.0
TR KAP 0008 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 20 56 6.6
TR KAP 0009 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 22 60 7.3
TR KAP 0010 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 24 62 8.0
TR KAP 0011 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 26 64 8.6
TR KAP 0012 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 28 68 9.3
TR KAP 0013 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 30 72 10.0
TR KAP 0014 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 32 74 10.6
TR KAP 0015 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 34 76 11.3
TR KAP 0016 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 36 82 12.0
TR KAP 0017 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 38 86 12.6
TR KAP 0018 Silver Negus Trach Tube Complete 40 90 13.3

Last edited on Friday 27th of April, 2012 at 11:15am