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Name of Media:

Shiley Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard Cuff for intensive care patients at risk of ventilator‑associated pneumonia


Zulian Liu and Rui Duarte.

Publisher or Source:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE

Type of Media:

Medical Professional Education

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians,Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Pre-Use of PICS Designation

COVID-19 Related:



The TaperGuardEvac oral tracheal tube is intended for airway management in critically ill patients needing mechanical ventilation. Two randomised controlled trials comparing the use of TaperGuardEvac with conventional tubes found no statistically significant differences between the groups in the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, time to onset of ventilator-associated pneumonia, or length of intensive care unit stay. Using TaperGuardEvac costs £111.07 (for a box of 10single-use tubes), plus a variety of accessories.

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