What does DCFS Trach stand for?
Here are some common tracheostomy tube abbreviations on the flange: Shiley: DCT- Disposable Cannula Cuffed Tracheostomy. DCFS- Disposable Cannula Cuffless. CFN- Cuffless Fenestrated (non-disposable)
Are Shiley Trachs being discontinued?
As of September 30, 2021, Medtronic will discontinue the manufacture and distribution of the legacy Shiley™ disposable and reusable cuffed and cuffless tracheostomy tube product portfolio.
What is Shiley LPC?
Shiley tracheostomy tube cuffed with inner cannula (LPC) is manufactured of high-quality, compliant material. Low pressure cylindrical cuff helps to protect sensitive tissue. Inner cannula with integral 15 mm twist-lock connector permits connection of ancillary equipment and can be cleaned to maintain airway patency.
What is the difference between Shiley and Bivona trach?
Shiley and Bivona tracheostomy tubes come in both cuffed and uncuffed styles. Shiley tracheostomy tubes also include models with a fenestration hole that improves vocalization. While Bivona has carried some models with a fenestration hole, Shiley carries a larger stock, variety, and size range with this feature.
How often do you change Shiley trach?
The Shiley corporation recommends changing their poly- vinyl chloride (PVC) tracheostomy tubes every 29 days. Similarly, the Portex Blue Line package insert recommends 30 days as the maximum recommended period of use. The Portex Bivona tube package insert recommends it be used for up to 29 days.
Does Shiley trach have inner cannula?
Features and Benefits: Shiley tracheostomy tube cuffless with inner cannula (CFS) is designed for general pulmonary hygiene and for use with spontaneously breathing patients. Inner cannula with closed lumen and low-profile connector, supplied with CFS, directs breathing through the upper airway.
Who makes Shiley Trachs?
Shiley™ is a brand of tracheostomy tubes manufactured by Medtronic, formerly Covidien.
Why do you downsize a trach?
The indications for a first tracheostomy tube change include downsizing the tube to improve patient comfort, to reduce pressure on the tracheal mucosa by reducing the tube external diameter, and to facilitate speech. In some patients the original tracheostomy tube may have been the wrong size or length for the patient.
Does a Bivona trach have an inner cannula?
The Bivona tracheostomy tube is much like a foreshortened endotracheal tube. It has a grip that secures the tube at the desired position. One disadvantage is that the Bivona tracheostomy tube is a single-lumen tube. Meticulous care must be taken because this tube does not have an inner cannula to remove for cleaning.
Why would you use a Bivona trach?
Easy to clean – Bivona® tracheostomy tube is designed to minimize the risk of contamination. Easy to secure – Eyelets on the flange are designed to reduce skin erosion and still allow for easier threading by the caregiver or patient.
How do you clean Shiley inner cannula?
Remove the inner cannula while holding the neck plate of the trach still. Place inner cannula in peroxide solution and soak until crusts are softened or removed. Use the brush or pipe cleaner to clean the inside, outside and creases of the tube. Do not use scouring powder or Brillo pads.
How do you clean a Shiley tracheostomy?
NEVER soak cuffed trach tube in container filled with liquid. Use ONLY sterile normal saline or distilled water to clean cuffed trach tube. Place trach tube and obturator on clean towel away from children and pets. Allow items to completely air dry.