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S-Guide
Malleable Intubating Guide for Difficult Airway Management

The S-Guide is an intubation aid for difficult airway management and facilitates orotracheal intubation, especially in patients where visualisation of the glottis is inadequate. Due to its malleability, it is suitable for direct and indirect laryngoscopy, in particular for video laryngoscopes with non channelled blades. With the O2 connectors, oxygenation* is possible throughout the whole intubating process, not impairing oxygenation even when the S-Guide is bent. For patient safety the S-Guide is provided with a coloured, preformed and atraumatic soft tip.


Features


3 benefits in 1 – Malleability – Oxygenation* – Soft Tip

Malleability

  • Specific design of material combines:
    - Malleabilty, to preform the tracheal tube
    - Rigidity, to manoeuver the tracheal tube
  • Special black marking on the sizes 11 Fr and
    15 Fr shows ideal position to preform the tracheal tube (hockey-stick marking)

Oxygenation*

  • For sizes 11 Fr and 15 Fr
  • Three openings at the distal end of the S-Guide to ensure appropriate oxygen flow
  • 2 different connectors:
    O2 - 15 mm Connector and O2 Connector

Soft tip

  • Preformed, soft and atraumatic tip
  • Coloured tip:
    - For better visualisation within the glottic structures
    - For size coding

*Oxygenation is possible with the sizes 11 Fr and 15 Fr. Oxygenation is not possible with the size 8 Fr.

Order Information


S-Guide        
Size Length Tracheal tube I.D. Order number Box
8 Fr 40 cm ≥ 3.0 mm REF 33-92-400-1 5
11 Fr 65 cm ≥ 4.5 mm REF 33-91-650-1 5
15 Fr 65 cm ≥ 6.0 mm REF 33-90-650-1 5

Product Specifications


  • Shelf life of 5 years
  • Sterile packed
  • Single use product

Downloads and further information


  • Grape, S / Schoettker, P:. The role of tracheal tube introducers and stylets in current airway management. J Clin Monit Comput. 2016 Apr 16.
  • Schoettker, P.: The orotracheal tube dance. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2015 Jun; 32(6): 443-4.
  • Batuwitage, B. et al: Comparison between bougies and stylets for simulated tracheal intubation with the C-MAC D-blade videolaryngoscope. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2014
  • Apfelbaum, JL et al: Practice guidelines for management of the difficult airway: an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway. Anesthesiology 2013; 118: 251-70
  • Evans, H. et al: Tracheal tube introducers: choose and use with care. Anaesthesia 2010; 65: 859

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