Novel Endotracheal Tube (ET) Securement

Brief Description

A new and better endotracheal tube attachment.

 

Problem Solved by this Technology

The current design of endotracheal tubes require multiple layers of tape around the patient’s neck to secure the tube in position. The tape is uncomfortable, and secretions from the patient’s mouth make the tape ineffective, resulting in the tube coming loose. A loose tube is inefficient and possibly dangerous.

 

Applications

The present invention provides a means to secure an endotracheal tube within the patient’s mouth without the need for adhesive tape or other intrusive and cumbersome devices. This tube also provides the means to drain and remove oral secretions.

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
John FahnerVihtelic
Senior Licensing Manager
University of Rochester
585.276.6600
john.fahner-vihtelic@rochester.edu
Inventors:
Sarah Walsh (Formerly Szucs)
Keywords:
Anesthesia
Pulmonary
Respiratory