Designed by nature to protect endangered lives…
Adapted by Cook for the same purpose.
Dr. Pasquale Ciaglia, MD FACS, a pioneer in percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy, worked with Cook to create the next step in simpler, less traumatic patient care – a dilator with a remarkably flexible tip.
With its soft, pliant tip, and curved contours the Ciaglia Blue Rhino® dilator can be advanced over a guiding catheter to create a proper tracheostomy opening in just one pass.
The Blue Rhino’s slippery hydrophilic coating and tapered profile eliminate the need for multiple passes with increasingly larger dilators.
The procedure is quicker and may decrease the risk of tracheal wall trauma.
The Blue Rhino is also cost-effective because it can be used in a bedside procedure, avoiding OR expenses, and its single pass use may reduce the risk of complications.
Soft Loading Dilator
The Soft Loading Dilators enhance the fit to the tracheostomy tube allowing a more smooth and simple introduction.