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Stylets, Introducers & Tube Exchangers

Up to 3% of surgical patients have a so-called difficult airway, making laryngoscopic intubation problematic and sometimes impossible. Given that direct laryngoscopic visualization of the glottis may not be possible, especially in a timely manner during emergency situations, intubating guides, stylets and introducers have been developed and have proved to be effective, safe and simple approaches. We offer a wide range of devices covering all techniques relying on the use of an intubating guide.


Features


S-Guide

Malleable intubating stylet for video laryngoscopy. The S-Guide combines the most imporant features and functions of Introducers and Stylets. You’ll find further information on our S-Guide Product Page.

Size Length for ET Tube
15 Fr 65 cm ≥ I.D. 6.0 mm

METTS (Muallem ET Tube Stylet)

Malleable intubation stylet

  • core made of metal, malleable (maintains curvature)
  • flexible performed tip
  • graduation marks
  • for single use, sterile
Size Length for ET Tube
8 Fr 40 cm ≥ 3.5 mm
12 Fr 65 cm ≥ 5.0 mm
12 Fr 65 cm ≥ 6.0 mm

Stylet

To preform the ET Tube

  • soft, atraumatic tip
  • with and without moveable silicone connector
  • reusable
Size Length for ET Tube
small 34 cm 2.5 –3.5 mm
medium 38 cm 4.0 – 4.5 mm
large 45 cm 5.0 – 6.5 mm
large 45 cm 7.5 – 11.0 mm

Pocket Introducer

Ideal space solution for emergency bags and vehicles, helicopters, lab coat pockets, crash carts, etc.

  • the smallest packaged Introducer
  • folded to 20 cm, unfolds to 65 cm
  • ready for use within seconds
  • preformed tip
  • graduation marks
  • for single use, sterile
Size Length for ET Tube
15 Fr 65 cm ≥ 6.0 mm

Introducer

To facilitate endotracheal intubation

  • lumen-design
  • OConnector included
  • rigid preformed tip
  • graduation marks
  • for single use, sterile
Size Length for ET Tube
15 Fr 65 cm 6.0 mm

METTI (Muallem ET Tube Introducer)

To facilitate endotracheal intubation

  • core made of plastic, semi-rigid (flexible)
  • flexible, preformed tip
  • graduation marks
  • for single use, sterile
Size Length for ET Tube
12 Fr 80 cm ≥ 5.0 mm
14 Fr 80 cm ≥ 6.0 mm

Tube Exchanger

For extubation and exchange of ET Tubes

  • lumen-design
  • OConnector included
  • graduation marks
  • for single use, sterile
Size Length for ET Tube
11 Fr 80 cm ≥ 4.0 mm
14 Fr 80 cm ≥ 5.0 mm
19 Fr 80 cm ≥ 6.0 mm

Downloads and further informations


Youtube Videolink:  Pocket Introducer

  • Apfelbaum, Jeffrey L., 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 118.2 (2013): 251.
  • Batuwitage, Bisanth, et al. ”Comparison between bougies and stylets for simulated tracheal intubation with the C-MAC D-blade videolaryngoscope.“ European journal of anaesthesiology (2014).
  • Evans, H. et al. ”Tracheal tube introducers: choose and use with care.“ Anaesthesia 65.8 (2010): 859.

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