Cuff Manometer

Analogue Cuff Pressure Gauges

The VBM Cuff Pressure Gauges are analogue cuff pressure gauges for checking the cuff pressure. The analog system with no dependence on any energy source makes the VBM cuff pressure gauges highly reliable under any circumstances (pre-hospital, transport, surgery, intensive care, etc.). The devices reduce the risk of pressure necrosis and mucosal ischemia. They help preventing the risk of aspiration which can lead to the possibility of pneumonia.

As the inventor of Cuff Pressure Gauges, we are commited by three important principles in the development of Cuff Pressure Gauges: Reliability, precision and ease of use.

——Models

Universal

  • Pressure range 0 – 120 cmH2O
  • Scale Ø 68 mm

Monitor

  • Pressure range 0 – 120 cmH2O
  • Scale Ø 68 mm

Pocket

  • Pressure range 0 – 120 cmH2O
  • Scale Ø 50 mm

Sensitive

  • Pressure range 0 – 120 cmH2O
  • Scale Ø 50 mm

Pediatric

  • Pressure range 0 – 60 cmH2O
  • Scale Ø 50 mm

——Features

Scale

The accurate display of the predefined pressure ranges helps users to maintain the appropriate cuff pressure.

Model Universal, Monitor & Pocket

Hook for fixation
On the back side of the device.

Luer Connection for inflation
On the right side of the device.

Release Valve for pressure adjustment
On the left side of the device to activate wit the thumb.

Model Sensitive & Pediatric

Hook for fixation
On the top side of the device.

Luer Connection for inflation
On the top side of the device.

Release Valve for pressure adjustment
On the back side of the device to activate wit the index finger.

Vacuum Valve for deflation

On the bottom side of the inflation bulb.

——Additional information

Catalogue

Airway Management
english / PDF
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Cuff pressure measuring and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP)

Cuff pressure gauges have been established as a standard device in many clinical institutions. More and more societies of anaesthesiology and intensive care throughout the world are endorsing the systematic control of cuff pressure in the recommendation of their guidelines. Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) is the leading nosocomial cause of mortality in the Intensive Care Unit and has signifi cant impact on hospital costs and length of stay. A leading cause of VAP is micro-aspiration of potentially infectious secretions through microchannels formed from infolding of redundant cuff material after infl ation. Cuff pressure management can contribute to reduce tracheal ischemia and subsequent complications. Availability of the device and precision of the measurement are fundamental to the success of treatments.

——References

Continuous endotracheal tube cuff pressure control system protects against ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Leonardo Lorente, María Lecuona, Alejandro Jiménez, Lisset Lorenzo, Isabel Roca, Judith Cabrera, Celina Llanos and María L Mora; Critical Care 2014, 18:R77.
Endotracheal tube cuff pressure monitoring: a review of the evidence
  • Sultan, P. et al.; J Perioper Pract. 2011 Nov;21(11):379-86. Review.
Prehospital airway management using the laryngeal tube
  • Bernhard, M. et al.; Der Anaesthesist 63.7 (2014): 589-596

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