Consumables 13 January - December 2021
SAFE-SEAL ENDO Tube
SAFE-SEAL ENDO Tube
Code Description Price
SSE0628 Canine - X-Small Tube Fits 7 - 25 lb £27.50
SSE628A Canine - Small Tube Fits 7 - 25 lb £28.75
SSE628B Canine - Medium Tube Fits 26 - 60lb £31.25
SSE628C Canine - Large Tube Fits 61-200+ lb £32.50
The new SAFE-SEAL ENDO Tube utilizes a series of silicone baffles to
replace the inflation cuff. It eliminates the risks of over inflation, under
inflation and leaky tubes. The soft, flexible baffles seal the trachea
without pressure and cleanses the trachea of all fluids upon extubation.
Only 4 sizes of tubes are necessary for dogs weighing 10 to 200 pounds.
The ET tube's one piece construction of medical grade silicone is
Safety, longevity and cost effectiveness place the SAFE-SEAL ENDO
TUBE in a world apart from the others.
How does the Safe Seal Endo Tube work:
Almost all ET tubes used today depend upon an inflation cuff to seal the
tube in the trachea, except the Safe-Seal™ ET tube featuring the Blaine
Bafflex System. This technology uses a series of 6 silicone baffles with
carefully engineered pattern and spacing to seal the trachea without
pressure points. The flexible baffles allow an "o-ring effect". The Safe-Seal
ET tube lies in the trachea and the sealing baffles touch the tracheal wall
leaning towards the larynx. Thus, when the patient inspires the silicone
baffles are sucked against the trachea forming a tight seal.
The special design allows passage of pressure exceeding 20-30
centimeters of water in the patient's lungs. If the pop-o valve is
accidentally left closed, the excess pressure is released and no harm will
come to the patient. If more than 20-30 centimeters of water pressure is
desired, the tube is merely withdrawn 1/2 inch causing the baffles to tip
over and the tip will then face caudally thereby allowing as much pressure
to be applied as deemed necessary.
These soft, flexible baffles are atraumatic to the tracheal surface due
to the limited contact of the baffles. There is minimal contact with the
tracheal wall when using the Safe-Seal tube as opposed to the large area
of contact of inflation cuff tubes. This means the tube can be left in the
same position for extended periods of time.
Another advantage is the "squeegee" effect when extubating, by
sweeping the trachea clean of any fluids present. The Safe-Seal ET
tube with the Blaine Bafflex System eliminates dangers of deflation or
over inflation. The standard tubes used today are constructed of rigid,
curved plastic. This shape and rigidity forces the tip of the tube against
the tracheal wall when inflated, causing a point of pressure. The SafeSeal
tube's baffles keep the tip of the tube centered in the trachea. It is
ultimately safer to use and can cause no damage to the trachea.