What People Think

How do you feel about adjusting to a new endotracheal tube?

“Open to any change.”

-Dr. Keene (Anesthesiologist, Boston)

"New and improved is good."

-Erik Johnson (20+ year EMTP)

"I am definitely open to a new tube"

-Michael Howarth (15+ year EMTP)

"I think anything that can reduce the chance of infection in managing airways is a winner" (Joseph Fonte, MD)

What are you thoughts on...

What are you thoughts on...

The locking device: "great idea! as long as I can disconnect the coupler piece for certain treatments, it's a winner!"

The built-in filter system: "This is also a great idea, it eliminates the need to utilize a commercial filter".

Easy access suctioning: "Seems easy to use, I'd look forward to trying it out".

Resistance control: "I like the concept, as long as it doesn't compromise ventilations".

-Dr. Greeve (ER Physician, Medical Director)

How can we prevent cuff leakage? (which is a common causes of pneumonias)

“Air leakage always occurs to a small degree, cuffs that are overinflated will cause mucosal ischemia .”

-Dr. Keene (anesthesiologist)

"Difficult to determine cuff leakage; a sign of cuff leakage would be tube movement; fluid in the airway and not in/near cuff"

- Erik Johnson

Doctor Using Digital Tablet

How do you feel about a new airway device and do you feel it will accomplish its tasks?

"The idea you have is pretty great; there is always room for innovation in the medical field and technology.  I do believe your new endotracheal tube will accomplish its tasks you created it for."

-Dr. Greeve

What are you thoughts on...

What are you thoughts on...

The locking device: "very helpful, coupler device constantly sticks to BVM".

The built-in filter system: "I'd want to try it first, but if it prevents contamination from coming out of the airway it is beneficial".

Easy access suctioning: "best part of device!"

Resistance control: "would have to try it first".

-Erik Johnson- EMTP

Microscope

Do you believe both short/long term patients can be continually suctioned and ventilated with no harm?

"I believe a system like this would work well, and I think there are ETT/Ventilation systems in place". 

-Dr. Keene

"Being able to suction while ventilating is definitely an advantage"

-Erik Johnson 

Do you believe both short/long term patients can be continually suctioned and ventilated with no harm?

"I believe a system like this would work well, and I think there are ETT/Ventilation systems in place". 

-Dr. Keene

"Being able to suction while ventilating is definitely an advantage"

-Erik Johnson 

Yes, great concept!  This could possibly help eliminate secretions, reducing infection and preventing the patient to become hypoxic, I like this.

                                  - Dr. Bloom (pulmonologist)

General Thoughts

"I believe this is a great new product and innovation in airway management; I think it will certainly be beneficial and a successful product

-Dr. Popitz (anesthesiologist)

"I believe this is a great new product and innovation in airway management; I think it will certainly be beneficial and a successful product."

"I think this is absolutely an amazing innovation.  I am definitely going to bring this to my OR; I can't believe this hasn't been around until now."

- Dr. Spelling (surgeon)

"Fantastic new innovation!  This will revolutionize airway management!"

- Dr. Saban (anesthesiologist)

"Great idea, I really think you have something here.  I think having two separate ports for ventilation and suction as well as a built in filter really saves time and makes managing the airway more efficient.  This eliminates unnecessary  attachments that otherwise would be needed."

- Dr. Bloom (pulmonologist)

"Awesome idea!  I can't wait to use it in the ambulance.  This is definitely a much needed improvement, especially now!"

- Andrew Welch (paramedic)

"This is a very interesting and innovative concept, I would love to help anyway I can to push this forward into the market."

- Tyler Richardson (mechanical engineer)

"Love it.  I think incorporating all these features into one easy to use device is key for airway management success."

                         - Dr. Corin (emergency physician)