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CATHETER SECURING DEVICE AND BITE BLOCK
A device for securing a catheter with respect to a patient's mouth that preferably includes a balloon that can be inflated within the patient's mouth on the exterior of the catheter, a bite block, and a shield. The balloon preferably immobilizes the catheter with respect to the securing device when inflated while permitting relative movement of the catheter and the securing device when deflated. The balloon preferably also prevents inadvertent withdrawal of the securing device from the patient's mouth when inflated while permitting withdrawal when deflated. The invention preferably includes a method for using such a securing device.
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Inventor(s):BERTOCH, T.; GINGRICH, T.; WALKER, S.; SHEPHERD, J.