TubeMate

  • Places suction exactly where you need it every time
  • Prevents patient-to-patient cross-contamination of dangerous pathogens
  • Mounts on any universal O.R. table railing
  • Grips all standard catheters and tubes

TubeMate is a unique device designed to clip a suction Yankauer catheter to the head of the operating room bed. Its purpose is two-fold: 1) to serve as an ergonomic mount so that your suction is always at your fingertips, 2) two prevent patient-to-patient cross-contamination of pathogens.

Under normal circumstances, clinicians often find themselves unable to locate the suction during critical parts of anesthesia or sedation care. Home made solutions or suction mounts can aleviate this problem, but introduce the risk of cross-contamination of lethal pathogens as they cannot be efficiently cleaned in between cases. The standard practice of tucking the suction under the O.R. table cushion creates a potential health hazard as these crevasses cannot be cleaned efficiently. One only needs to read the lay press to realize that these superbug infestations are becoming a real health hazard to both patients and healthcare workers.

TubeMate is ergonomically designed to attach to any universal O.R. railing, found on O.R. tables, anesthesia machines, ICU bays, PACU bays, and even some hospital beds. The device has ratcheted teeth to grip all suction catheters, hard and soft. Most importantly, the device is a single-use, disposable item and thus eliminates any possibility of patient-to-patient transmission of pathogens.

TubeMate is also ideally suited to organize all lines and tubes in the anesthesia or critical care workspace. NG tubes, I.V. tubes, suction, even invasive line transducers…all of these items are ergonomically and safely organized so that everything you need is secured to the bed railing, right at your finger tips.