ETTAclamp, for Endotracheal Tube Clamping (ETT)
A small medical grade device, with a big impact.
A word from the creator
Mario Gomes (Senior ICU Nurse)
“It is my belief, according to my opinion and professional experience, that this methodology of clamping the ETT will be an approach who will bring some changes of the paradigm of the management of the airway on the post-pandemic period, whether internally within the hospital environment (infected patients at ICU, Operating Theatres, Emergency Rooms, etc) or externally, where the unknown is always a factor to consider. In the not too distant future, it will certainly become a mandatory or standard device in a conscientious approach to airways management."
The ETTA device is an enormous asset in the management of the suspected patient of COVID pathology in terms of approach in the prehospital environment. The possibility of sealing makes the environment safer for the team, also allowing the transport of the critical patient to the hospital unit more secure in terms of airway management in this type of patient.
Pedagogical and Emergency Services Director
I used the EndoTracheal Tube Aid Clamp (ETTAclamp) to approach a patient with cardiopulmonary arrest in an extra-hospital environment. It is used with the objective of increasing the team's protection against respiratory infections during the approach of the airway, even when approaching the difficult airway, as it allows the use of “conductors” of the orotracheal tube (TOT), guarantees a total and safe clamping of the TOT. During the TOT placement procedure itself, it does not interfere with the observation of the anatomical references of the oral cavity, nor with the observation of the anatomical references of the oral cavity during the progression of the TOT.
José Luís pires dos Santos
Nurse at Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte
In emergency and intensive care, as in other areas of care, it is imperative to ensure the safety of professionals. It is not by chance that in the Basic and Advanced Life Support algorithms the assessment of safety conditions is the first step. The reinforcement of the safety conditions of the whole team during endotracheal intubation is the use of ETTA Clamp, in any environment (extra-hospital, emergency room, intensive care, or Surgery Center).
Marco Job Batista
Specialist Nurse in Medical-Surgical Nursing
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) kindly covered the full story of the ETTAclamp.
What is the ETTAclamp?
The ETTAclamp is a new ETT (Endotracheal Tube) clamp device, made of medical grade POM (Polyoxymethylene) and Silver additive. This device is capable of a total and safe occlusion of the ETT for patients with high airborne infection risk.
How it Functions
The device is made of two distinct parts, the clamp itself and the holder or ring. The holder will add more or less pressure depending on what position is set to secure the clamp, these variations being the different ETT sizes commonly used. The ETT passes through the ETTAclamp itself and the ring is adjusted according to the ETT size, keeping a secure hold to the clamp itself. For the intubation process, the ETTAclamp has a built in 5 mm grove to accommodate the guide within the ETT.
Two Different Sizes
There are two ETTAclamp sizes Available. One for Endotracheal Tubes from sizes 6 to 8,5, and a smaller pediatric ETTAcalmp version for Endotracheal Tubes from 3.5 to 6.
Easy, Effective, and Simple to Use
This is a lightweight device, calibrated to not interfere with the ETT’s gravity axis with minimal interference in the intubation process while achieving total and safe occlusion of the ETT with no interference with the field of vision.
COVID-19 Patients and Medical Staff
By using the ETTAclamp Clamping the ETT, the air trapped inside won’t spread and contaminate the surroundings and objects, making this device a more suitable procedure for COVID-19 patients and healthcare professionals.
With a strong grip, its design prevents any unwanted de-clamping, a high-risk occurrence for the patient and medical staff.
Perfect Size for ETT
Suitable for a minimum of 4 different sizes of ETT and there is also a smaller version suitable for smaller patients.
Anti Microbial Medical Grade Device
Made of medical grade POM and anti microbial additive for extra protection on handling and disposal.
Green is Better
The ETTAclamp is fully recyclable and can be disposed to most plastic recycling bins available.