Jackson improved style tracheostomy tube consists of one obturator, an inner cannula, and an outer cannula.
- Made of stainless steel
- Non sterile
- Latex free
The Jackson improved style features a small nub locking mechanism on the faceplate that works with a rotating lock on the inner cannula to secure it in place. The improved style inner cannula does not have "wings". It is removed from the outer cannula by simply grasping the rotating lock, which can easily be done because it is not flush with the faceplate, as is the top of the inner cannula on the original style device. A portion of the rotating lock is also cross-serrated so it can be gripped firmly and securely removed.
These three pieces work together to ensure that patients can breathe properly following a tracheal incision. The obturator is used to safely and gently place the outer cannula into the incision and into the trachea. The outer cannula is the part of the device which keeps the actual incision in the neck open. The neck plate, which is attached to the outer cannula, is where the side slots are located for tying or strapping the tube around the patient's neck, as well as part of the locking mechanism. Once the outer cannula is secured, the obturator is removed and the inner cannula is inserted.