The Shiley™ Adult Flexible Tracheostomy Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff is a dual cannula tracheostomy tube with a disposable inner cannula. The device is used to provide an artificial airway in order to provide access to the patient’s airway for airway management. It contains an integrated 15mm connector for use with standard ventilation and anesthesia equipment. The Shiley™ Adult Flexible Tracheostomy Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff has a radiopaque outer cannula constructed of polyvinyl chloride. A pliable neck plate allows conformity to individual neck anatomies and contains two suture holes. The tapered tracheostomy tube tip is compatible with percutaneous insertion. The smooth, rounded tip obturator facilitates insertion. The disposable inner cannula is translucent for easy inspection and allows for airway maintenance. The tracheostomy tube has a taper-shaped, low-pressure cuff to provide an effective air and fluid seal and minimize tracheal wall damage. The cuff inflation line has a luer valve with an integral pilot balloon. The Shiley™ Adult Flexible Tracheostomy Tube with TaperGuard™ Cuff can be used with or without the disposable inner cannula included in the package however, use of the inner cannula is recommended.