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Size: 5.0 (suitable for adults with a tracheostomy stoma diameter of 5.0 mm) Dimensions: 5.0mm inner diameter (ID), 7.1mm outer diameter (OD), 50mm length Uncuffed: This means the tube does not have an inflatable cuff to seal the airway. Material: Soft, flexible plastic for comfort and ease of use. Features:

  • Smooth, rounded-tip obturator for easy and atraumatic insertion.
  • Clear, soft, and flexible flange for improved patient comfort and reduced contact with the stoma.
  • Beveled tip for easier insertion.
  • 15mm snap-lock connector for secure attachment of accessories.
  • Latex-free.
  • Sterile.

Potential benefits of using the Shiley 5.0PDL Tracheostomy Tube:

  • Improved comfort: The uncuffed design and soft, flexible material can be more comfortable for some patients than cuffed tubes.
  • Reduced risk of aspiration: The uncuffed design allows for more natural cough reflexes and easier removal of secretions, potentially reducing the risk of aspiration.
  • Easier weaning: The uncuffed design can facilitate weaning from the ventilator by allowing patients to gradually take over more of their own breathing.
  • Improved speaking ability: The uncuffed design allows air to flow through the upper airway, which can help some patients speak more easily.

It is important to note that the Shiley 5.0PDL Tracheostomy Tube may not be suitable for all patients. The decision to use this type of tube should be made by a healthcare professional based on the individual patient’s needs and medical history.