Device for the determination of proper endotracheal tube placement

  • US 4,879,999 A
  • Filed: 06/05/1987
  • Issued: 11/14/1989
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/1986
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An endotracheal device comprising:

  • (a) a tubular housing having one end adapted for insertion into a patient'"'"'s trachea and an other end adapted for placement external of the patient, the housing defining lumen means therethrough from one end to the other end for allowing bidirectional passage of air into and out of the patient to ventilate the patient'"'"'s lungs; and

    (b) colorimetric carbon dioxide indicator means mounted within the lumen means for determining the presence of carbon dioxide therein while still permitting unimpeded bidirectional flow of air therethrough to ventilate the patient'"'"'s lungs.

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