The FlexiFitTM 406 Petite Nasal Mask from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Inc, Laguna Hills, Calif, is specifically designed to fit finer featured faces. The petite design is small, light, and easy to use. Incorporating FlexiFit Technology with auto-contouring properties, the FlexiFit 406 Petite Nasal Mask comes with a Glider Strap mechanism for comfort and stability, Stretchgear Headgear, and a maintenance-free bias diffuser for quieter operation. The FlexiFit 406 Petite Nasal Mask comes fully assembled and ready for use. (800) 446-3908; www.fphcare.com.
ResMed Inc, San Diego, introduces the S8 series of flow generators. The S8 platform was designed to simplify therapy for patients and provide a complete treatment solution for clinicians. The full S8 product line includes the S8 AutoSet Vantage, S8 Elite, S8 Escape, S8 Compact, and HumidAire H3i. The AutoSet Vantage and the S8 Elite with the HumidAire H3i are ResMeds first flow generators to offer fully integrated humidification in a single, compact system for travel or home use. The S8 AutoSet Vantage and S8 Elite include ResMeds new EPR therapy mode, a safe and effective feature specially designed for patients who expect greater comfort from their CPAP therapy. All S8 devices offer optional fully integrated humidification via the HumidAire H3i and feature a patient reminder system that helps patients to use and maintain their equipment. (800) 424-0737; www.resmed.com.
Bilevel PEEP System
Respironics Inc, Murrysville, Pa, announces the release of the BiPAP® Auto, the first auto-adjusting bi-level positive airway pressure sleep system for adults who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Designed with the most challenging patients in mind, the BiPAP Auto is an option for improving sleep therapy acceptance, comfort, and resultsall for the same list price as the BiPAP Pro 2. The BiPAP Auto features Bi-Flex technology that softens the airflow in inhalation and exhalation to provide increased pressure relief, making breathing more comfortable and natural for the patient. Bi-level therapy with Bi-Flex has been shown to deliver a higher level of success for even the most difficult patients. Additionally, the BiPAP Auto offers advanced reporting with Encore® Pro SmartCard technology. This feature records detailed compliance and efficacy information giving clinicians insight into a patients therapy regimen. (800) 345-6443; www.respironics.com.
Digital Handheld Pulse Oximeter
The PalmSAT 2500 Series from Nonin Medical Inc, Plymouth, Minn, is a small, yet versatile digital pulse oximeter designed to accurately assess oxygen saturation and pulse rate. This product features a two-button operation, 72 hours of data storage, large LED display, and three power options. (800) 356-8874; www.nonin.com.
Full-Face and Nasal CPAP/Bi-level Masks
Hans Rudolph Inc, Kansas City, Mo, produces high-quality full-face and nasal CPAP/Bi-level masks that offer home health dealers (DMEs) great margins without any hidden costs. All Rudolph CPAP masks are now sold at new reduced low prices to DME dealers. The new Vfoam headgear is simple, soft, and available in three sizes for both the full face and nasal CPAP masks. The dishwasher-safe, soft silicone rubber CPAP masks are available in more sizes and have more adjustments than other masks on the market. Both masks have optional button-on or stick-on seals for added comfort and leak-free fits allowing better patient compliance. (800) 456-6695; www.rudolphkc.com.
Smiths Medical PM Inc, Waukesha, Wis, offers the FingerPrint® Sleep handheld pulse oximeter with built-in summary printer. The FingerPrint is ideal for sleep screening studies in the sleep laboratory, clinical environment, or home. The unit automatically enters data collection mode after 10 minutes of continuous use and utilizes minimal LED display when in this mode to lengthen the battery life. A summary of the saturation screening can be immediately printed from the integrated printer, or the Windows®-based, BCI® Oximetry Data Management Program can be used to rapidly download information collected during sleep screening, oxygen therapy validation, and/or related studies. (800) 558-2345; www.smiths-medical.com.