Hollister Inc, Libertyville, Ill, has launched the AnchorFast Guard oral endotracheal tube fastener with integrated tube protection. The system is designed for critical care teams that want an extra measure of patient protection, the company says.
With integrated tube protection to the securement system, the AnchorFast Guard tube fastener enables efficiencies within the ICU. And, unlike separate bite blocks, the integrated tube protection sleeve helps prevent occlusion without interfering with routine care.
According to Hollister, the AnchorFast Guard oral endotracheal tube fastener helps to reduce ventilator-associated risks, such as tube occlusions, which can result in increased length of stays and increased hospital costs.