The TUSK Tracheal Cannulator aims to help healthcare providers insert endotracheal tubes faster, safer, and with greater confidence.
We have analyzed the anatomic, ergonomic, and dexterity challenges that healthcare providers face during endotracheal intubation and then applied a customer-focused design process resulting in the development of a novel tube insertion technology.
The Tusk Tracheal Cannulator aims to enhance first-pass and overall success, increase confidence, and to be more conducive to single-operator use.
The Tusk Stylet is semi-malleable so it can be configured for video or traditional direct laryngoscopy.
TWO-STEP Control Labeling Makes Use Intuitive
HOW IT WORKS
WHY THE NEED FOR NEW STYLET TECHNOLOGY?
Endotracheal Intubation (ETI) is a stressful and complex procedure that requires considerable skill in order to consistently and promptly maneuver the breathing tube into the correct position. An improperly placed tube can deprive a patient of oxygen and can rapidly lead to death. Multiple attempts can lead to serious patient complications. Emergency circumstances, such as trauma and austere conditions can make ETI riskier and more difficult.
RAPID FIRST PASS SUCCESS IS ESSENTIAL!
Despite advances in ETI visualization technology, ETI error rates remain unacceptably high, particularly in the prehospital environment. Our team has identified the anatomic and ergonomic factors that interfere with successful tracheal intubation and have applied this knowledge in the development of the Tusk Stylet.
TUSK IS A DUAL-USE DEVICE
The Tusk was designed specifically to provide a leveraging advantage for a wide range of operators performing video-laryngoscopy. However, the bendable inner stylet also allows operators to configure the Tusk for use with direct laryngoscopy. The semi-rigid stylet and ergonomic handle allow lifting of the epiglottis, and the integrated bougie functions like its traditional counterpart.