Endotracheal tubes have become indispensable for securing the airway during surgical procedures and in critically ill patients treated with mechanical ventilation. An essential part of tracheal intubation is the tracheal cuff, a device that – when properly inflated – seals the airway to insure that patient aspiration occurs only from the ventilator. Because adequate pressure is essential to effective cuff operation and excessive pressure has been implicated in airway trauma and injury, monitoring inflated cuff pressure has been gaining much attention. Recent studies have shown that cuff pressure can vary for a number of reasons, including patient movement and position, and that the frequency at which medical staff monitor cuff pressure can vary from set intervals to infrequently. These findings have increased interest in devices that monitor cuff pressure continuously, as well as models that automatically adjust cuff pressure.
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Tracheal Cuff Pressure Monitors – What You Will Learn
• What does he current generation of tracheal cuff pressure monitors look like? What are their differentiators? Who are the suppliers, and what are the device specifics?
• What are the markets being targeted by current-generation pressure monitor suppliers?
• What are the essential design factors, technologies and market development issues for critical care airway management devices ?
• What are the major factors that will drive tracheal cuff device demand over the next five years?
• How are cuff pressure monitor device classes currently aligned with major airway management markets?
• What is the addressable market for tracheal cuff pressure monitors?
• Who are the significant players in this segment? What are their strategies? Who are their alliance partners?
Tracheal Cuff Pressure Monitors – Summary of Contents
The Market Opportunity
Innovation in Airway Management
The Need to Monitor Cuff Pressure
Shifting Patient Demographics
Cuff Pressure Deviations
Patient Body Position
Patient Population Variability
High Pressure and Tracheal Injury
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
Cuff Pressure Monitor Design Factors
Discrete Handheld Monitors
Pressure Cuff Inflation Techniques
Minimal Occlusive Volume
Automatic Pressure Adjustment
Low Pressure Cuffs
Cuff Pressure Monitor Application Segments
Intensive Care Units
Operating Room/Surgical Suite
Digital Output Monitors
Automatic Pressure Adjusting Monitors
Healthcare Economics and Managed Care
Market Data & Forecasts