The Softech Plus line of adult, pediatric, infant and neonatal oxygen cannulas feature a soft, non-DEHP material in both the cannula and the lariat tubing, which runs from the nasal prongs up to, over and around the ear.

Teleflex said studies with laboratory animals using conventional nasal cannulas made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) have shown that exposure to DEHP may produce a range of effects.

Teleflex anesthesia and respiratory president Cary Vance said Softech Plus will help clinicians reduce DEHP exposure, improve patient comfort, and enhance the quality of care.

"It’s a novel solution that supports the Teleflex mission to provide products that enhance clinical benefits, improve patient safety and reduce total procedural costs," Vance added.