After tracheal intubation, medical equipment used to secure the endotracheal tube (ETT) is known as air aid endotracheal tube holder. To prevent airway-related complications during surgery, securely securing the ETT is essential. Therefore, to fix the ETT securely on the patient, a tube holder is used. Tracheal intubation is a usually performed intervention in anesthesia and intensive-care settings. The ETT needs to be secured against accidental extubation or displacement, which can be life-threatening. Dislodgement of the endotracheal tube can have serious complications, ranging from aspiration of oral / gastric secretions and localized trauma to death. In 2005, The American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiac Life Support Guidelines recommended either an ETT holder or adhesive tape.
When looking for the type of device to secure the airway, efficiency in keeping the airway secure, ease of use, and ability to reposition the ETT to prevent pressure ulcer formation are considered. The ETT tube holder is easy to use, helps prevent the formation of lip ulcers and is effective in securing the airway. Therefore, it is considered as an efficient securing device over the adhesive tape. Further, adhesive tapes cannot be used in patients with skin integrity (cellulitis / burns), impaired face, extreme diaphoresis, patients with allergies, and beard. ETT tube holder specializes in reducing incidences of unplanned extubations, skin damage, and pressure sores. Hence, ETT tube holders are preferred over other types of securement methods.
One of the features of an endotracheal tube holder is stabilization, and this component can help secure the site after insertion, which reduces the threat of dislodgement of the endotracheal tube. Features like this make endotracheal tube hold a valuable tool to minimize harm, maximize patient comfort, and for the medical professional to successfully perform this procedure. Therefore, the use of an endotracheal tube holder is continuously increasing across the globe and helping the market to grow. The air aid endotracheal tube holder market is expected to register steady growth over the forecast period, due to an increasing number of surgeries across the globe with an increase in the geriatric population. Furthermore, growing awareness in preventive healthcare awareness among the population is likely to fuel market growth. The United States holds a substantial share in the air aid endotracheal tube holder market owing to early endotracheal tube approval and increasing incidences of chronic diseases. Countries such as China, India, etc. are expected to record the highest growth rate over the forecast period.
Global Air Aid Endotracheal Tube Holder market is segmented based on material type, end-user, and region. Based on material type, the market is segmented into silicone, nylon, and Others. The silicone accounts for the majority share and is expected to register the highest growth over the forecast period, followed by nylon. Based on end-users, the market is segmented into hospitals, clinics, and others. The hospital segment accounts for a majority share in the global Air Aid Endotracheal Tube Holder market. Technological advancements such as ETT tube holder containing securement tabs that provide a secure hold to the face and allows safe securement to the patient's skin without causing a breakdown are expected to boost the demand for air aid endotracheal tube holder, thereby fueling market growth.