The Parker Flex-Tip tracheal tube has a flexible, curved, centered, tapered distal tip geometry that is designed to facilitate rapid, easy, non-traumatic intubation. When this unique, patented tip is advanced into contact with protruding features of the airway (such as the vocal cords and nasal turbinates), it is designed to flex and slide gently past them, instead of getting hung up on them and traumatising them.

When a standard, side-beveled tube is railroaded down an introducer (flexible fiberoptic scope, bougie, or tube exchange catheter), a gap commonly exists between the tub's distal edge and the introducer. The gap frequently causes a blind hang-up of the standard tube on the larynx.

In contrast, the tip of the Parker tube is designed to lie closely against the introducer, thus preventing or minimizing any gap between the tube tip and the introducer that could result in hang-ups on airway structures.

 

 

Unlike the broad, side-beveled tips of standard tracheal tubes, the tapered, centered tip of the Parker tube tends to move along the midline of the airway and through the center of the glottic opening. After entering the trachea, the resilient tip returns to its original shape, and is configured to "ski" smoothly down the tracheal wall on its broad, curved backside – unlike the tips of standard tracheal tubes which tend to scrape the tracheal wall.

 Available configurations:

Parker Flex-Tip Oral/nasal Tubes

  • Uncuffed
    • Sizes 2,5mm - 7,0mm

 

  • HVLP Cuffed (High Volume, Low Pressure)
    • Sizes 4,0 - 9,5mm

 

  • LP Cuffed (Low Profile)
    • Sizes 4,0 - 9,5mm

 

Parker Flex-Tip Preformed Oral Tubes

  • Uncuffed
    • Sizes 3,0mm - 9,0mm

  • HVLP Cuffed (High Volume, Low Pressure)
    • Sizes 4,0 - 9,0mm

 

Parker Flex-Tip Preformed Nasal Tubes

  • Uncuffed
    • Sizes 3,0mm - 7,0mm

  • HVLP Cuffed (High Volume, Low Pressure)
    • Sizes 4,0 - 8,0mm

 

Parker Flex-Tip Reinforced Endotracheal Tubes

  • Uncuffed
    • Sizes 3,0mm - 5,0mm

 

  • HVLP Cuffed (High Volume, Low Pressure)
    • Sizes 5,5 - 9,5mm

 

Parker Flex-Tip Easy Curve Endotracheal Tubes

  • HVLP Cuffed (High Volume, Low Pressure)
  • Sizes 5,0; 6,0; 7,0; 8,0mm

 

Download Parker Flex-Tip Tracheal Tube Brochure

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