Shiley™ Evac Oral Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff

Shiley™ Evac Oral Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff

Reduces ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) by an average of 50%1
The need to reduce ventilator associated events is the primary reason the Shiley™ evac oral endotracheal tube with TaperGuard™ cuff is critical for all patients on a ventilator in the ICU.

Advanced airway protection
Subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) helps remove oral and/or gastric secretions from above the endotracheal tube cuff before they can be aspirated. Such aspirations may lead to a very serious complication known as VAP or Ventilator Associated Pneumonia.

SSD must be done with a specialized endotracheal tube with a separate dorsal suction lumen located just above the cuff. Based upon clinical evidence, the following organizations recommend the use of SSD to reduce the incidence of VAP:

  • – SHEA Guidelines
  • – American Thoracic Society/ Infectious Diseases Society of America (ATS/IDSA) – Level I
  • – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – Category II
  • – American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
  • – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The Shiley™ Evac endotracheal tube with TaperGuard™ cuff incorporates Shiley™ Evac technology.



  • An integrated cuff inflation line
  • An integrated suction lumen
  • Patented TaperGuard™ cuff
  • Easy-to-read tube insertion markings
  • Optional satin soft stylet


  • Reduces overall antibiotic use
  • Reduces the incidence of VAP
  • Reduces the overall length of stay (LOS) required
  • Improves patient outcomes


1. Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ Evac endotracheal tube 510(k)#090352 benchtop testing.



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