Bivona tracheostomy (trach) tubes are currently unavailable from the manufacturer and although they are expected to supply them again in the future, we can no longer provide them for our patients once we use up our stock.
In the most recent update from Smiths Medical we received on April 9, 2019, they informed us that they will be able to begin shipping sterilized tracheostomy tubes again the week of April 22 on a strategic release schedule – read the full letter here:
We will be sure to let you know when they are back in stock at PHS. In the meantime we want to remind you of the option to clean and reuse any Bivona trach tubes, obturators, and wedges you already have. You can clean and disinfect the trach tube up to five times. Always wash your hands and put on medical gloves when cleaning and disinfecting the trach tube.
Please contact PHS when you run low on your supply of Bivona trach tubes. PHS can work with you and your doctor to delect a similar trach tube from a different manufacturer.