The PneuX tube system is intended for airway management in critically ill patients who are having mechanical ventilation. It is designed to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia by minimising the risk of pulmonary aspiration and micro-aspiration in patients having ventilation for 24 hours or more.
Status In progress
Process MT
ID number 273

Provisional Schedule

Resolution 24 February 2020
Expected publication 27 March 2020

Project Team

Project lead Liesl Millar

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External assessment group KiTEC
Manufacturers Qualitech Healthcare
Others Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
  Association of Healthcare Technology Providers for Imaging, Radiotherapy and Care (AXrEM)
  Boston Scientific
  Department of Health and Social Care
  Devices for Dignity
  Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
  Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  HealthTech Alliance
  Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd
  Medical Technology Group
  Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
  NHS England
  The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)
  British Association of Critical Care Nurses
  Critical Care Patient Liaison Committee (CritPaL)
  ICU Steps
Professional groups The British Thoracic Society
  The Intensive Care Society
  Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
  Royal College of Nursing
  Royal College of Anaesthetists
  British Lung Foundation


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
24 January 2020 Committee meeting: 2
08 November 2019 - 06 December 2019 Draft guidance
18 October 2019 Committee meeting: 1
12 June 2019 Scope published
03 May 2019 Stakeholder registration opens

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