Shiley Reusable Inner Cannula Cuffless Fenestrated Tracheostomy Tubes

Shiley Reusable Inner Cannula Cuffless Fenestrated Tracheostomy Tubes

Brand/Manufacturer: COVIDIEN/MEDTRONIC


  • Latex Free

Shiley Reusable Cannula Cuffless Fenestrated Tracheostomy Tubes (CFN) are designed for pulmonary hygiene and when used in conjunction with the Decannulation Plug (DCP), directs breathing through the upper airway. The fenestrated inner cannula with integral 15mm twist-lock connector permits connection of ancillary equipment and is translucent for easy inspection. The high-volume, low-pressure cuff provides a gentle and effective seal, reducing the risk of tracheal damage.

Why choose Shiley Cuffless Fenestrated Trach Tube?

  • Bypass upper airway obstructions 
  • Provide long term ventilation
  • Support and/or manage tracheal or bronchial secretions 
  • Sterile and individually packaged 
  • Latex Free

Item #DescPkg Price 
4CFN Size 4 Each $1.89
6CFN Size 6 Each $1.89
8CFN Size 8 Each $1.13
10CFN Size 10 Each $2.20

Shiley Fenestrated Tracheostomy Tube Features

  • Swivel neck flanges to improve patient comfort
  • Decannulation Plug (DCP) closes proximal end of CFN to permit breathing through fenestration and upper airway (decannulation plug is not included)
  • Reusable Inner Cannula with integral 15mm twist-lock connector can be cleaned an unlimited number of times within 29-day tube use cycle
  • Low profile inner cannula minimizes tube profile for long term care
  • Smooth, rounded-tip obturator of the tracheostomy tube facilitates insertion
  • Inner cannula aids weaning and speaking

Shiley Cuffless Trach Tube User Manual

What to buy with Fenestrated Tracheostomy Tubes?

How to Change a Shiley Cuffless Tube?

  1. Wash hands. Put on gloves.
  2. Insert the ties through one neck flange hole. Insert the obturator into the cannula. (Do this before inserting the tube.)

  3. How to Change a Cuffless Tube

  4. Lubricate the tube using a thin layer of water-based lubricant.
  5. Place the tube on a sterile surface.

  6. How to Change a Cuffless Tube

  7. If required, suction secretions.
  8. Cut the ties and remove the old tube. If you are unable to remove it, call your doctor. Do not force it.
  9. As you breathe in, gently insert the new tube, pushing back, then down in an arcing motion.

  10. How to Change a Cuffless Tube

  11. Immediately remove the obturator, while holding the tube in place with your fingers.

  12. How to Change a Cuffless Tube

  13. Insert the new inner cannula making sure that it is properly secured in place.

  14. How to Change a Cuffless Tube

  15. If you use a twist-lock inner cannula, it is secure when you feel it lock into place and the blue dots on the inner and outer cannulae are lined up. If you are using a disposable inner cannula, make sure that both sides of the winged flange are snap-locked securely in place.

  16. How to Change a Cuffless Tube

  17. Finish fastening the ties.
  18. Throw away the old tube.

Tips to follow while using Fenestrated Tracheostomy tube

  • Only people who have been trained by a healthcare professional should perform tracheostomy care.
  • Always have extra tracheostomy tubes on hand for an emergency (one the same size and one smaller).
  • Do not re-sterilize Shiley tracheostomy tubes or attempt to clean them in boiling water. They are designed for "single use only".
  • Do not place the plastic tracheostomy tube anywhere the temperature is over 120 degrees F.
  • If you have a cuffed tracheostomy tube, avoid over-inflating the cuff. This can injure your windpipe.
  • Avoid dust and mold.
  • Avoid tobacco and other kinds of smoke.
  • Avoid fumes from cleaning solutions such as ammonia or bleach.
  • Be careful using any kind of spray product, such as hairspray, furniture polish, etc.
  • Keep clothing away from the tracheostomy tube except for a protective scarf.
  • Be sure all caregivers know CPR for tracheostomy patients.
  • Post CPR instructions where they will be handy in an emergency.
  • Post emergency numbers near the phone.

Shiley Fenestrated Tube Specification

SizeLengthInner DiameterOuter Diameter
Size 465mm5.0mm9.4mm
Size 676mm6.4mm10.8mm
Size 881mm7.6mm12.2mm
Size 1081mm8.9mm13.8mm

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Does this come in neo 4.5 (length 36mm)?
Candice - 8/1/2014 10:36:10 AM
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Thank you for reaching out to us. The manufacturer does not make this size.
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