A) Neat fenestrations
B) Swivel Valve
C) Detachable speaking valve
Tracoe comfort tracheostomy tubes are made of clear medical- grade polymer material which makes them both especially soft and very lightweight. They do not have to be removed for X-ray or cobalt therapy. A Tracoe comfort tube weighs only about one third the weight of a silver tube of the same size. Because they are transparent it is also very easy to ensure that they are perfectly clean.
As the name suggests, Tracoe comfort tubes are designed to be as comfortable as possible for permanent wearers after tracheostomy or laryngectomy. Their discreet appearance is an added benefit.
Every tube model comes in many different sizes and lengths with and without speaking valves. Kapitex can supply special customised tubes for any individual - any size or length can be made to ensure maximum comfort for the wearer. For more information contact Kapitex.
Safety is a prime concern, and the design of the fenestrations within the Tracoe tubes are neat and smooth.
Instead of one large fenestration, these tubes have a group of small holes which will help prevent granulation into the fenestration.
Please note all Tracoe tubes with speaking valves are supplied with fenestrations, but tubes can be supplied without fenestrations by special order.
Speaking valves are available in Types 103 and 104 as illustrated.Type 103 with a detachable valve – Type 104 with a swivel valve which can be moved sideways – both types are supplied with a spare inner cannula which can be used at night when the speech facility is not in use.
We recommend lubrication with water soluble lubricant, e.g. Glycerin BP. A couple of drops onto the inner cannula will allow smooth entry and easy removal of the inner cannula.
We are able to supply extra inner cannulas, and speaking valves with all styles of Tracoe comfort tubes. Please contact Kapitex Customer Services for prices and details.