Accuracy of Using the CPAP Technique to Eliminate Air Leak and Prevent Excessive Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressures
In common clinical practice, one means of ensuring an acceptable cuff pressure in endotracheal tubes (ETT) is to hold continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) of 20-25 cmH2O and inflate the cuff of the ETT until no gas leak is noted around the cuff. The purpose of this study is to validate this technique by checking the intracuff pressure using a manometer after the cuff is inflated using the CPAP technique.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
- Cuff pressure [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]cm H2O measured by manometer
|Study Start Date:||June 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients intubated with cuffed endotracheal tubes.
Measuring cuff pressure
|United States, Ohio|
|Nationwide Children's Hospital|
|Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43205|
|Principal Investigator:||Joseph D Tobias, MD||Nationwide Children's Hospital|