What is a Bivona TTS trach?
The Bivona® Adult TTS™ tracheostomy tube provides multiple features in one design. The cuff, when inflated, creates a seal between the tube and the trachea, protecting against aspiration and optimizing respiration. When the cuff is deflated, it rests tight to the shaft of the tube.
What does TTS mean on trach?
TUBE INFORMATION • The Bivona Tight to the shaft (TTS) tracheostomy tube is. made of soft silicone material which conforms easily to. cuff so is not recommended for those who have their cuff.
Is a Bivona trach cuffed?
Answer: The Bivona TTS and the Arcadia CTS tubes are both made of silicone with high-pressure, low-volume cuffs. These cuffs are in contrast to the majority of tracheostomy tubes out there (most are low-pressure, high-volume).
Does Bivona TTS have an inner cannula?
The Bivona tracheostomy tube is much like a foreshortened endotracheal tube. It has a grip that secures the tube at the desired position. One disadvantage is that the Bivona tracheostomy tube is a single-lumen tube. Meticulous care must be taken because this tube does not have an inner cannula to remove for cleaning.
Does Bivona trach have metal?
The Bivona® cuffless or Fome-Cuf® Tracheostomy Tubes without wire reinforcement have been determined to be MR-Safe according to ASTM F2503-05 based on the nature of the materials of construction. They contain no metal.
How do you clean a Bivona tracheostomy?
Soak the trach tube and the obturator, separately, in a container of warm water and mild soap for 1 hour. Be sure that the parts are completely submerged in the water. Flush the soapy water through the tube. Remove any debris on the outside and inside of trach with a lint-free swab or brush.
Can you eat with an inflated trach cuff?
If your tracheostomy tube has a cuff, the speech therapist or provider will ensure the cuff is deflated during meal times. This will make it easier to swallow. If you have a speaking valve, you may use it while you eat. It will make it easier to swallow.
What is the difference between cuffed and uncuffed trach?
Tracheostomy tubes can be cuffed or uncuffed. Uncuffed tubes allow airway clearance but provide no protection from aspiration. Cuffed tracheostomy tubes allow secretion clearance and offer some protection from aspiration, and positive-pressure ventilation can be more effectively applied when the cuff is inflated.