Bite Block 


With patient safety a priority, BreatheSafe’s Bite Block is ideal for use when an endotracheal tube (ETT), laryngeal mask airway (LMA), or similar device is being used during general anaesthetic. Designed to withstand a force much greater than the human bite, BreatheSafe’s Bite Block is robust, latex free and available in multiple sizes.

Bite Block

Features and benefits 

The Bite Block has been designed with patient comfort, as well as safety in mind. BreatheSafe’s unique design incorporates:

  • Soft over-moulding that makes the Bite Block completely atraumatic to patients’ teeth and gums

  • A curved handle that is compatible with face masks and means the Bite Block is impossible to swallow or inhale

  • Its incompressible core resists maximum human bite force, preventing damage to patients’ teeth and LMA/ET Tubes

  • The Bite Block maintains the airway and does not interfere with other equipment due to its stable lateral position

  • Available in three sizes, practitioners can choose from small, medium or large, to suit an individual patient’s jaw anatomy and dentition

  • The Bite Block is completely latex free

  • It is designed to be single-use and sterile to minimise the risk of infection.


Bite Block

Instructions for use 


The intended use of the BreatheSafe Bite Block is to prevent patients from biting down on airway tubes, thus minimising the associated risks of tube occlusion and dental damage. It also assists intubation, extubation and suctioning by holding the jaw open.

The BreatheSafe Bite Block is designed for use on awake patients and also on patients under general anaesthesia.

If the BreatheSafe Bite Block is used in conjunction with a general anaesthetic, it can be inserted either before induction of anaesthesia, after induction but before introduction of a tracheal tube or supraglottic airway, or after insertion of a tracheal tube or a supraglottic airway.

When using the BreatheSafe Bite Block for a gastroscopy, it should be inserted into the patient’s right side of the mouth. If it is used before laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation, it should be inserted into the left side of the mouth. If it is used after the insertion of a tracheal tube or supraglottic airway, it can be inserted into either side of the mouth. 

The BreatheSafe Bite Block is designed to be left in place until after the patient has regained consciousness.


Insertion Technique

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Ask patient to open mouth wide or, if patient is anaesthetised, pull jaw down. Hold the BreatheSafe Bite Block between thumb and fingers (see illustration). Insert it between the incisor teeth so that the teeth sit within the groove.

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Slide the BreatheSafe Bite Block towards the back of the mouth so that it lies between the molar teeth (as shown).

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The BreatheSafe Bite Block may be tied in position, if required, using the indents in the handle.

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The correct position is with the handle curving away from the mouth (see illustration) and the BreatheSafe Bite Block situated securely between the molars.

Removal Technique

Simply ask the patient to open their mouth and slide out the BreatheSafe Bite Block. If the patient is asleep, pull down on the jaw and slide out the device.

Technical data 


Made from TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer), BreatheSafe’s Bite Block is CE 0120 rated and has a force resistance of over 1500 N (the maximum human bite is 1240N). Suitable for patients aged 7+ years in age.


TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) Latex Free

Sterile
Supplied in individual sealed pouches
Transit Box 200pcs
Carton 50 pcs

Downloads 

Please download the Technical Specifications, Instructions For Use and the Price List.

Pricing 


Available in three sizes, BreatheSafe’s Bite Block is also available in a range of quantities, depending on need.


Bite Block Size 1

Single Use Bite Block

Size 1

  • £91.48 – 10 off (BB01-01/10)
  • £241.72 – 50 off (BB01-01/50)
  • £613.73 – 200 off (BB01-01)
  • All prices excluding VAT but include UK delivery
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Bite Block Size 2

Single Use Bite Block

Size 2

  • £91.48 – 10 off (BB01-02/10)
  • £241.72 – 50 off (BB01-02/50)
  • £613.73 – 200 off (BB01-02)
  • All prices excluding VAT but include UK delivery
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Bite Block Size 3

Single Use Bite Block

Size 3

  • £91.48 – 10 off (BB01-03/10)
  • £241.72 – 50 off (BB01-03/50)
  • £613.73 – 200 off (BB01-03)
  • All prices excluding VAT but include UK delivery
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