Endotracheal Tubes Designed with Flex-Tip® Technology
Provides Smooth and Easy Intubation
The Flex-Tip® Endotracheal Tubes (ETT) from Salter Labs are engineered with a unique, patented design that helps avoid airway collisions. The atraumatic, soft and flexible rounded tips glide through airway anatomy, reducing the incidence of airway collision and preventing trauma to the airway. The Flex-Tip® closely hugs intubation guides, introducers, and stylets.
Clinical studies suggest smoother intubations are possible using the Flex-Tip.¹ For all non-difficult airway patients intubated with GlideScope, intubation was 52% easier using the Flex-Tip. All non-difficult airway patients intubated with GlideScope where the airway was difficult to visualize, intubation with the Flex-Tip was 73% easier.
Flex-Tip® Family of Products
A wide range of styles and sizes are available to accommodate a variety of patients and intubation scenarios.
PFHV: High Volume, Low Pressure, Cuffed ETT
PFLP: Low Profile, Cuffed ETT
PFUO: Low Profile, Uncuffed ETT
PFNC: Preformed, Nasal, Cuffed ETT
PFNU: Preformed, Nasal, Uncuffed ETT
PFST: High Volume, Low Pressure, Cuffed, Pre-Loaded with Sheathed Malleable Stylet ETT
PFOC: Preformed, Oral, Cuffed ETT
PFOU: Preformed, Oral, Uncuffed ETT
PFRC: Reinforced, Cuffed ETT
PFRU: Reinforced, Uncuffed ETT
PFEC: Articulating Cord, Cuffed, Easy Curve ETT
PTCL: Magill-Style, Polyurethane ThinCuff, DEHP-Free Tubing, No Murphy Eyes, Cuffed ETT
PTCY: Murphy-Style, Polyurethane ThinCuff, DEHP-Free Tubing, Two Murphy Eyes, Cuffed ETT
NPA: Nasopharyngeal Airway
1. Radesic BP, Winkleman C, Einsporn R, Kless J. Ease of intubation with the Parker Flex-Tip or a standard Mallinckrodt endotracheal tube using a video laryngoscope (GlideScope). AANA J.2012;80:363-372.