HyperForm Cuff Platform
INTRODUCING THE 3RD GENERATION CUFF PLATFORM
SELF-STABILIZING. FORM-FIT SEAL.
Next generation of ventilation tube cuffs, dynamic form-fit for better and more stable seal at lower inflation pressure.
Common concern with ventilation tubes
Pressure-induced tracheal and/or laryngeal trauma
Leak aspiration of blood and secretions
Instability of cuff inflation pressure
Inadequate airway seal for ventilation (particularly with laryngeal masks)
High PIP ventilation requires high cuff pressure
Placement difficulty and instability (particularly with laryngeal masks)
Costly need of external inflation pressure stabilization devices
HyperFlex Cuffs unique features
Better seal & Patient safety
Geometrical dynamic fit
Self-stabilized pressure response
Perfect seal at lower pressure
Dynamic high PIP management
Lower tissue injury
Reduce monitoring and adjustment need
All HyperForm cuffs demonstrate the unique pressure self-stabilization performance.
Using the HyperForm cuff reduces work load and improves patient safety:
Prevent high pressure rise after initial setting
Inhibit cuff pressure fluctuations
Eliminate the need for external pressure regulating devices and monitors
Eliminate the need for repeated adjustments of cuff pressure after initial setting
The HyperForm cuff self-stabilization innovative 3rd generation cuff technology:
Hyper-elastic material properties
Dynamic response to ventilation pressure cycle
Self-stabilize to compensates for patient movement or anesthe sia gas filtration
Pressure stabilization test for endo-tracheal tubes (ETT) shows that leading conventional HVLP devices (Microcuff, TaperGuard) are very sensitive to small fluctuations in volume, and a minute change of 0.2cc throws the pressure away from a desired pressure setting of 25 cmH2O to over 30 cmH2O , and up to 40 cmH2O with just 0.4cc volume change. It is a main cause of high pressure tissue injurydue to patients movement change of ETT positioning. In contrast, the HyperForm ETT cuff dynamically self-adjust to maintain the cuff pressure within the desired range of 20-30 cmH2O even with volume deviations exceeding 1.2cc.
Designed for ventilation improvement and prevention of secretions leak for pressure
endotracheal (ETT, tracheostomy) and supra-glottic devices (LMA , Laryngeal-tubes).
Better cuff seal is obtained at lower pressure.
Allow for high PIP ventilation (above 30 cmH2O ) even when the cuff is set at low safe cuff pressure setting of no more than 25 cmH2O .
Comparative leak test shows that all conventional cuffs leak substantially, while the HyperFrom cuff maintained essentially zero leak. The ETT devices were placed in 19mm test tubes, with average cuff inflation pressure at 21cmH2O. Test liquid above the cuff simulates secretions, and leak is collected. 30 degrees move every 10min simulates the effect of a patient head movements.
New level of Performance & Safety
COPD Safe & Effective vebtalation
For ventilation of COPD patients, at PIP of 35 cmH2O, conventional cuff ETTs require unsafe inflation pressure greater than 30 cmH2O, while HyperForm ETT cuff seals such high PIP even when set to safe inflation pressure of 25 cmH2O.
Laryngeal Mask Airways (LMA) safer and more stable seal
Air seal quality is the first goal of all cuffed ventilation airways devices.
For laryngeal masks (LM), conventional cuffs need inflation pressures of up to 50 cmH2O to obtain adequate seal for normal ventilations, while the new HyperForm LM cuff seals at safer 25 cmH2O pressure.
Paediatric and geriatric
The HyperForm cuff lowers the risk of injury to the more sensitive tissue of both paediatric and geriatric patients.
Better fit across human variability
The HyperForm Cuff dynamic response and form-fit enable the cuff to compensate for different sized and shape of human airways. Thereby, intubation outcome is more predictable, and first attempt intubation success rate is improved.