Bactiguard’s infection prevention endotracheal tube, BIP ETT, with Bactiguard coating reduces microbial adhesion which decreases the risk of biofilm formation and infection.
Even a short treatment with endotracheal tubes, can make the patient develop ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP), a very serious respiratory tract infection that can affect intubated patients. VAP is the second most common healthcare associated infection in the ICU1-3 and microbial adhesion on the tube resulting in biofilm formation is a contributing factor to infection.
The unique Bactiguard technology reduces microbial adhesion on the tube
The Bactiguard technology (Bactiguard Infection Protection) is based on a very thin noble metal alloy coating, firmly attached to the catheter surface. When in contact with fluids, the noble metals create a galvanic effect which reduces microbial adhesion. This means that less bacteria adhere to the catheter surface, which reduces the risk of biofilm formation leading to infection.
Bactiguard infection prevention endotracheal tube, BIP ETT.
Safe and tissue friendly
Bactiguard’s coating is firmly attached to the tube, which makes the technology both safe and tissue friendly as opposed to traditional coating technologies, that often depend on the release of substances that kill the bacteria, e.g. higher concentrations of silver ions, chlorhexidine or antibiotics.
The product is well proven, more than 100,000 patients have been included in clinical trials and over 200 million catheters have been used without any reported side adverse events related to the coating.
The BIP ETT is used to secure an open airway during anesthesia or when intubation is necessary as part of standard medical care. It is inserted through the mouth or nose into the trachea and connected to a ventilator.
Bactiguard’s endotracheal tube is available with or without an evacuation lumen; BIP ETT Evac and BIP ETT. The beveled tip, Murphy Eye and high volume-low pressure cuff are designed to minimize the risk of damages to the patients’ trachea and ensure safe usage.
BIP ETT is made of phthalate-free PVC and coated with the Bactiguard coating on both the inside and outside of the tube. It is approved for use for up to 30 days.
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