Revolutionary Cuff Technology: Proven to reduce leakage and the risk of tracheal trauma


MICROCUFF* Endotracheal Tubes from AVANOS

Polyurethane cuff and subglottic secretion drainage help prevent early and late onset VAP1.

MICROCUFF* Adult Endotracheal Tubes feature an advanced micro-thin polyurethane cuff, virtually eliminating the formation of channels typically found in PVC cuffs.  This provides a superior tracheal seal proven to reduce leakage of potentially infectious secretions16.

MICROCUFF* Paediatric Endotracheal Tubes, designed specifically for the paediatric anatomy, offer the advantages of a cuffed tube, while reducing re-intubation rates and tracheal trauma.

MICROCUFF* Subglottic Suctioning Endotracheal Tubes are proven to be more effective at preventing and clearing clogs18.  Now you no longer have to struggle to make subglottic suctioning actually work.

The AVANOS* MICROCUFF* Tube features an advanced microthin polyurethane cuff material:

  • Provides an effective seal at low cuff pressure.

  • May reduce micro-aspiration of potentially infectious pharyngeal secretions14— Potentially lowers risk of VAP in prolonged ventilation1.
  • Designed for better contact with tracheal contour14.
  • Thinner material allows for greater visualisation of vocal cords when cuff is deflated.

REFS: For references please refer to attached brochure – View MICROCUFF* Endotracheal Tubes Brochure here

Tube material PVC firm, does not kink when at body temperature Soft
DEHP free Yes No or not mentioned
Murphy eye Yes Yes
Shape of cuff Cylindrical with maximum tracheal contact Taper or pear shape
Cuff material PU (ultra thin <13 microns) PVC or PU (>15 microns)
Position of the cuff on the tube Distal (to fit any trachea) Higher/proximal
Cuff volume / cuff pressure Larger volume to adapt to any size shape of trachea (typically need 12 cc syringe) Lower
Suction valve + flush port Yes No
Saline rinsing FDA approved Yes No
Closed system when instilling air or saline Yes No
Sizes 7 to 9 mm MICROCUFF* Subglottic ET / 5 to 10 mm MICROCUFF* ET 6 to 10 mm

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