Cuff Pressure Manometer

This device helps clinicians to prevent damage to tracheal mucosa by monitoring cuff pressures on tracheostomy tubes.

Cuff Pressure Manometer

This device helps clinicians to prevent damage to tracheal mucosa by monitoring cuff pressures on tracheostomy tubes.

It is very important to have safe sealing pressures in cuffs so as (a) not to cause pressure problems on the tracheal mucosa and (b) to ensure a safe seal to help prevent aspiration during swallowing.

The face of the gauge is clearly marked in green with a “safe” pressure zone of 20 – 30 cms H2O and an area indicated red where pressure in cuffs would be deemed to be higher than recommended. To be used in conjunction with tube manufacturers’ inflatable cuff guidelines.

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