Parker - Le nouveau standard pour l'intubation endotrachéale

 
 

Several clinical studies have confirmed the superiority of the Parker Flex-Tip Tracheal Tube for use over introducers and for fiberoptic intubations. The centered, curved tube tip lies closely against the wall of the fiberscope or introducer and minimizes any gap between them which could contribute to the tube hang-ups in the larynx which frequently occur when using a tube with a standard, side-beveled tip.

The small, tapered tip of the Parker Flex-Tip™ tube can be introduced into a short, narrow glottic opening easier than the much broader tip of a standard tube.

The curved, flexible tip of the Parker tube skis gently down and over the tracheal rings.

The patented Parker Flex-Tip Tracheal Tube has a soft, flexible, curved, centered, distal tip that is designed to prevent trauma to the delicate structures of the human airway. This tip, which is flanked by double Murphy eyes, flexes and yields as it is advanced into contact with protruding features of airway anatomy. The centered tip tends to move along the midline of the airway and the glottic opening. The tip's curvature predisposes it to "ski" gently along airway surfaces.

 

The relatively rigid tip of a standard ET tube makes a deep, sharp impression when it is advanced into a soft substance. It tends to tear and scrape airway anatomy. When the same force is applied to advance a Parker Flex-Tip™ tube, its rounded tip flexes upward, leaving little or no impression in a soft substance. The tip returns to its original shape when the force is released.

 

The 37° bevel of the Parker tube, plus the curve of the tip, enables better visualization of the tip of the tube (as compared to the 45° bevel tip of a standard tube) as it approaches the glottic opening. Compare the tip visibility in the pictures to the right.

 

Comparison of Tip Visibility During Conventional Intubation: Parker Tube

 
 

Comparison of Tip Visibility During Conventional Intubation: conventional tube