Endotracheal Intubation - Securing Airways for Anaesthesia
Endotracheal intubation is usually performed for general anaesthesia, critical care, and in emergency situations. By inserting an endotracheal tube, the airway can be secured so that no food residues or other secretions from the oesophagus enter the trachea and ventilation of the patient is assured.
Endotracheal Tubes with Low Pressure Cuffs
If spontaneous breathing fails or is insufficient, it can be supported or completely replaced with the help of a tube. In our online shop you will find endotracheal tubes with inflatable cuffs for particularly safe ventilation of large and small animals as well as a Respiration Pump for Calves.
A tube with the correct diameter must be selected before intubating each patient. A tube that does not fit can cause tracheal injury; a tube that is too small increases the risk of aspiration of fluids and food debris from the oesophagus due to increased airway resistance.
To counteract the inhalation of foreign bodies, tubes are fitted with low-pressure cuffs. These cuffs can be inflated with low pressure via a tube running along the tube and reliably seal the trachea. This minimises the risk of mucosal injury.
Straight & Curved Endotracheal Tubes
The Straight Endotracheal Tube for Small Animals is an innovation in intubation in the field of veterinary medicine. The standard curved tubes were adopted from human medicine, but the straight shape often proves more practical for intubation of small animals. This makes insertion easier and significantly reduces the risk of injury.
Another gentle option is the Oxygen Therapy Cage for Animals. This consists of a transparent PVC cover around a cat cage including a floor tray and all accessories needed for connection to an oxygen source. Depending on the condition or oxygen requirement of the patient, ventilation can be easily adjusted by opening the zip.
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Editors: Elisa May, Sam Selzner