Merlyn Medical EndoFlex - @ JEMS.com


Merlyn Medical EndoFlex

Hands On: Product Reviews from Street Crews

 

 
 
 

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P | | Thursday, July 26, 2007


The ÏnaturalÓ curve in an endotracheal tube (ETT) that comes from the factory can undergo some noticeable changes depending on the practitioner inserting it. A more common shape formed by a malleable stylet is the Ïhockey stick.Ó The EndoFlex endotracheal tube from Merlyn Medical has a ÏmagicÓ tip that allows the user to change the angle of the distal portion of the tube without switching tubes or inserting a stylet. OK, itÌs not really magic, but the ability to change the distal tip of an ETT by adjusting a nylon slide is pretty cool. Although this isnÌt the first ETT that adjusts by using a trigger, the EndoFlex adjusts only the distal 4 cm, not the entire tube.

VITALS

Cost: $1.95

Sizes: 4.0Ò9.0

Cuff Types: Low Pressure, Tapered & Rounded

www.merlynmedical.com

714/259-0377

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, coordinates the monthly Hands On column in JEMS. HeÌs the administrative director of the Paramedic Training Institute at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Delaware County, Pa., and an adjunct faculty member at Delaware County Community College with more than 19 yearsÌ EMS experience. Contact him atfran100b@zoominternet.net.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Airway and Respiratory, Gear and Gadgets

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Improving Survival from Cardiac Arrest Using ACD-CPR + ITD

Using active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD has been shown to improve 1-year survival from cardiac arrest by 33%.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Philadelphia Fire Department Apologizes for Medic’s Jab at Police

Union head calls photos a slap in the face of officers.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Fire and EMS Crews Blame New Technology for Patient’s Death

Delayed response blamed on recurring dispatch problems.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Suspect Steals, Crashes Maryland Ambulance

One killed, others injured in Prince George’s County crash.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Truck Strikes Pedestrians in Scotland

Six killed in downtown Glasgow.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Tennessee Trench Rescue

Worker pulled from Roane County worksite.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Time’s Ebola Firefighters

Doctors, nurses and others saluted for fighting virus.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >