When intubating patients, being able to efficiently clear the artificial airway of any secretions is important. Commonly used suction-only systems leave a significant amount of residue in the endotracheal tube, which could lead to difficulty breathing, longer time on ventilators, and increased hospital stays.
The Liberator® and Restore™ from endOclear® are used to effectively clear endotracheal tubes of mucus, secretions and bio-film that suction-only systems leave behind in both routine and emergent situations. Having clear tubes reduces resistance, which allows patients to breathe easier, liberate from ventilators sooner, and shorten hospital stays.
“Partial occlusion due to secretion accumulation is ubiquitous and recklessly ignored, with an average estimated loss of intraluminal ETT volume of between 9 and 15%.”¹
The Liberator® is a 72-hour module system designed for regular endotracheal tube maintenance. The modular system only requires one suction pass for most patients, and can significantly lower resistance in the ETT compared to standard closed suction. PEEP loss does not occur with this system when changing catheters or doing bronchs using the available Bronch / BAL Accessory Adapter.
The Restore™ is a single-use device meant for clearing the ETT every 24 hours prior to the SBT, or as indicated PRN. A circuit break is required. The Restore™ has a unique wiper action and the capacity to return the ETT function to essentially nominal or normal with one application.²
Studies have shown that all endotracheal tubes accumulate biofilm, which can be combatted by the Liberator® and the Restore™.