Safety notification: Smiths Bivona® Tracheostomy tubes

Published: 15/03/2023

A series of incidents has been reported involving Bivona Silicone tracheostomy tubes (pictured below). 

The National Tracheostomy Safety Project (NTSP) has published a safety notification in response. 

All anaesthetists involved in the care of patients with a tracheostomy using one of these tubes should read this notification and comply with its recommendations, including to report any failures to the MHRA.

You can read the full safety notification on the NTSP website. 

Smiths Bivona Tracheostomy tube