Detectors, Esophageal Intubation, Suction
Definition : Esophageal intubation detectors designed to apply vacuum (using either a plunger syringe or a self-inflating bulb) through a piece of small caliber tubing introduced into a tracheal tube that has been inserted into the patient's airway. Many detectors are disposable; pediatric models with smaller size are also available. These devices utilize the anatomic difference between the trachea and the esophagus; when the detector bulb or syringe is depressed (i.e., vacuum is applied) it refills with air if the intubation is tracheal, and fails to fill if the intubation is esophageal (the esophagus collapses around the tube).
Entry Terms : "SIB Esophageal Intubation Detectors" , "Self-Inflating Bulb (SIB) Esophageal Intubation Detectors" , "Suction Esophageal Intubation Detectors"
UMDC code : 20755