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SightSure™ by MEDevices Inc.

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The SightSure™ is a device that can detect the function of a dual lumen nasogastric tube. It provides a visible stream of bubbles in a liquid media in order to document a functioning nasogastric tube.

A dual lumen (sump) nasogastric tubes is frequently used in medical application to retrieve air and liquid contents from the stomach of a patient. One of the utilities of this type of tube is to prevent distension of newly repaired segments of the gastrointestinal tract. This type of tube also may prevents aspiration of gastric contents in a patient who is obtunded, post-operative or with intestinal obstruction. These complications can have catastrophic and life threatening consequences to a patient. Thus the importance of proper functioning of a nasogastric tube is evident by its utility.

Current methods of monitoring nasogastric tube function are subjective and imprecise. One method is to listen to the external end of the vent lumen of the nasogastric tube for the faint whistling sound of air inflow through this lumen. This is a time consuming task for hospital personnel and difficult to achieve in a noisy critical care setting. Another method is to look for the movement of liquid gastric contents through the suction lumen. This method can be deceiving in that some minimal movement of gastric contents can occur in a poorly functioning tube. Also, there is no visual indication of retrieval of air from the stomach through the suction lumen.

The SightSure™ is connected to the vent (sump) lumen of the nasogastric tube through a tubing provided for in the kit. A sealed chamber is partially filled with sterile water. Negative pressure provided by the vent end of a functioning nasogastric tube, connected to regulated suction, is applied to the sealed chamber of the SightSure™ via the connecting tubing. Bubbles form at the tip of a submersed tube (open to atmosphere) in the sealed and fluid filled chamber of the SightSure™.

The contents of the SightSure™ kit contain all components required to immediately begin monitoring nasogastric tube function. An adapter ring attached to the connector tubing allows for the use of the SightSure™ with a range of double lumen sump tubes of varying sizes and manufacturers. The chamber can be filled and refilled by utilizing a luer slip syringe with sterile water or saline drawn from a vial.

Low regulated suction in either continuous of intermittent mode is recommended for use in nasogastric tubes attached to the SightSure™. This will minimize excessively violent bubbling in the SightSure™ chamber. The SightSure™ is for single patient use and its replacement is recommended after 72 hours.

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