Provides excellent protection against microaspiration and VAP by incorporating a taper-shaped cuff to reduce microaspiration. This device combines the taper-shaped cuff with the proven Mallinckrodt™ Evac technology, providing subglottic secretion drainage (or CASS). The Mallinckrodt Evac endotracheal tube technology has been shown to help reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). By reducing the number of microaspiration events past the cuff, the TaperGuard evac oral tracheal tube may further reduce the risk of pulmonary complications associated with microaspiration, compared to the Mallinckrodt Hi-Lo tracheal tube. Standard features include Murphy eye, catheters with a radiopaque line. Comes packaged sterile and is latex-free.