SHILEY Tracheostomy CAP: Enhancing Patient Comfort and Airway Management
- Tracheostomy care is a critical aspect of managing patients with compromised airways.
- The SHILEY Tracheostomy CAP is a specialized medical device designed to provide temporary closure to the tracheostomy tube, optimizing patient care and comfort during cuff deflation or decannulation.
- SHILEY Tracheostomy CAP plays a vital role in improving patient experience, promoting timely decannulation decisions, and facilitating effective communication.
Advantages of SHILEY Tracheostomy CAP
- 1. Enhanced Patient Comfort: The CAP’s soft and flexible material, along with its tapered design, ensures patient comfort during cuff deflation or decannulation.
- 2. Efficient Airway Management: The CAP allows for easy assessment of a patient’s readiness for tracheostomy tube removal, promoting timely decannulation decisions.
- 3. Reduced Risk of Complications: By maintaining continuous coverage over the tracheostomy tube’s opening, the CAP reduces the risk of infection and other potential complications.
- 4. Improved Speech and Communication: The CAP facilitates vocalization, enabling patients to communicate more effectively.
- 5. Versatility and Reusability: The availability of multiple sizes and the CAP’s reusability make it a versatile and cost-effective solution for various patient populations.
Features of SHILEY Tracheostomy CAP
- Temporary Closure Solution: The SHILEY Tracheostomy CAP serves as a temporary closure solution for tracheostomy tubes. When a patient no longer requires mechanical ventilation or cuff inflation, the CAP securely covers the tracheostomy tube’s outer opening, enabling natural breathing through the upper airway.
- Tapered Design: The CAP is crafted with a tapered design, ensuring a smooth and comfortable fit over the tracheostomy tube. This tapered shape minimizes any potential discomfort or irritation for the patient during usage.
- Soft and Flexible Material: The CAP is constructed from soft and flexible materials, preventing pressure points and enhancing patient comfort during extended wear. The gentle material also reduces the risk of skin irritation.
- Airway Management Flexibility: With the SHILEY Tracheostomy CAP in place, healthcare professionals can easily assess a patient’s ability to breathe independently without assistance from the tracheostomy tube. This flexibility allows for timely decannulation decisions based on the patient’s progress and readiness for extubation.
- Secure Attachment: The CAP features a secure attachment mechanism to prevent accidental dislodgment during patient movement or activity. The reliable closure mechanism ensures the CAP remains in place, providing continuous coverage to the tracheostomy tube’s opening.
- Radiolucent Material: The CAP is radiolucent, meaning it does not interfere with X-ray imaging. This feature allows for clear visualization of the tracheostomy tube’s position and any potential complications without the need for CAP removal.
Shiley Tracheostomy CAP Closes the proximal end of cuffless or fenestrated tubes to permit breathing through the fenestration and upper airway. White 15mm cap (CAP) attaches to the Fenestrated Inner Cannula with green 15mm connector to permit breathing through the fenestration and upper airway.
- White 15 mm cap (CAP) attaches to standard 15 mm connector; for use on cuffless products
- Refer to the product IFU for additional information on product use and cleaning
- For use with any size FEN and CFN tracheostomy tube.