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“Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common and deadly healthcare-associated infection, affecting up to 28% of ventilated patients. From the leader in closed suctioning, our Closed Suction Systems with BALLARD Technology offers advanced infection control features that have redefined the standard of closed suctioning care for over 25 years. These unique infection prevention features have been proven to reduce cross-contamination, reducing ICU days and associated costs.
BALLARD Technology
Built-in Cleaning Chamber
Gamma Sterilized: 5 Years Shelf Life
Available for Endotracheal and Tracheostomy Tubes
Available with Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) Port
Available with dual lumen catheter
Validated for a maximum Usage Time of 72 Hours
Does not contain Natural Rubber Latex
Does not contain DEHP
Connector 15mm Female to 22mm Female
Features include:

Patented “PEEP seal” technology helps reduce PEEP loss and helps prevent inadvertent lavage
One-way lavage port prevents splash-back, which reduces the risk of cross-contamination
Dynamic valve technology allows for normal ventilation during catheter cleaning
The BALLARD Turbo-Cleaning Closed Suction System Reduces:

The risk of contamination from outside pathogens
Colonization within the circuit
ICU days and associated costs
Potential exposure to bodily fluids
The BALLARD Turbo-Cleaning Closed Suction System retracts with a unique and isolated turbulent cleaning chamber, making it the only catheter proven to reduce bacterial load on the catheter tip by 89% in a 72-hour period. The presence of such a valve should be considered essential in preserving lung volumes and uninterrupted ventilation in mechanically ventilated patients.

Turbo-Cleaning – How it Works: BALLARD Turbo-Cleaning Closed Suction System, which features technology from BALLARD trach care, is the only catheter that retracts within a unique and isolated turbulent cleaning chamber. The turbulent cleansing action results in an 89% cleaner catheter tip compared to a standard closed suction system. This reduced colonization may help reduce risk of VAE and VAP in your ventilated patients. Manipulation of the ventilator circuit can increase cross-contamination – a leading cause of VAP. To help protect patients, a closed ventilator circuit is recognized as a best practice in the prevention of VAP to maintain ventilation and oxygen therapy throughout suctioning, preventing approximately 50% of the lung volume fall observed when suctioning after disconnection from the ventilator. Closed suctioning is a best practice that protects patients and caregivers.

Reduces the risk for contamination from outside pathogens
Reduces colonization within the circuit
Designed to protect caregivers from exposure to body fluids
Sealed by our patented “PEEP seal” technology, the suction and saline produce turbulent cleansing action, for a cleaner catheter tip
One-way lavage port, designed to prevent “sprayback”
Turbulent cleaning chamber creates cleansing action, resulting in a cleaner catheter
Hinged valve isolates catheter tip and helps prevent inadvertent lavage
Integrated MDI port (optional)

How it works:

The BALLARD* Turbo-Cleaning Closed Suction System This system, which incorporates technology from BALLARD* Trach treatment, it is the sole catheter that retracts inside an isolated and unique clean chamber that is turbulent. The turbulent cleansing process produces a 90% better-quality catheter tip as compared to a conventional closed suction system.1 The reduced colonization could aid in reducing the chance of suffering from VAE or VAP in ventilated patients.

Modifying the ventilation circuit can cause cross-contamination to increase – an important cause of VAP.1

To safeguard patients, a closed ventilation circuit is considered to be an ideal method for prevention of VAP2 in order to ensure oxygen therapy and ventilation throughout suction, which prevents around 50% of the loss of lung volume in suctioning following disconnect with the ventilator.3 Closed suction is the best method to use that safeguards both patients as well as caregivers.2,4

Reduces the chance of contamination by pathogens from outside
Reduces the chance of colonisation within the circuit4
Created to shield the caregivers from contact with body fluids
Sealing by our patent-pending “PEEP seal” technology, the suction and the saline cause an agitated cleansing process, resulting in an easier cleaning of the catheter tip
One-way port for lavage, specifically created to stop “spray back”
The turbulent chamber for cleaning produces cleansing action, resulting in the creation of a cleaner catheter
The hinged valve separates the catheter’s tip and helps to prevent accidental lavage
Integrated MDI port (optional)

What is a closed suction system?
Ans – Closed suctioning allows a suction catheter to be inserted into the endotracheal tube through a one-way valve, with no need to disconnect the patient from the ventilator. While suctioning is a necessary procedure, it involves risks for both patients and caregivers

Why is the closed suction system used?
Ans – The closed system allows to keep the Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) constant during the aspiration maneuver, reducing arterial desaturation and cerebral deoxygenation and speeding up the stabilization of vital parameters.

How do you do closed suctioning?
Ans – Apply the suction and withdraw in one smooth action over about ten seconds. Make sure you fully withdraw the catheter

What are the disadvantages of a closed suction system?
Ans – Drawbacks associated with a CTSS include: increased negative airway pressure buildup in certain modes of ventilation and increased costs incurred with its implementation and use

How does a closed suction drain work?
Ans – Surgical drains are catheters placed near the surgical wound to remove blood, pus, or other fluid and prevent it from accumulating in the body. They are active drains that maintain a negative pressure gradient. The collection reservoir of an active drain collects fluid by exchanging negative pressure, and the drain may become ineffective if the vacuum is lost. The activity describes suction drains and highlights the role of the inter professional team in the care of drain.

12 FR / 30.5 CM, 12 FR / 54 CM, 14 FR / 30.5 CM, 14 FR / 54 CM, 16 FR / 54 CM”

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12 FR / 30.5 CM, 12 FR / 54 CM, 14 FR / 30.5 CM, 14 FR / 54 CM, 16 FR / 54 CM


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