Childrens Peak Flow Meter
Spirometrics Medical Equipment Co, Gray, Me, introduces Childrens SpiroFlow, a peak flow meter designed especially for children. This playground-tested meter is small enough to fit in a pocket or backpack and is easy to use. The appearance of Childrens SpiroFlow helps children feel more comfortable using it in front of friends and peers. It is rugged enough to stand up to everyday play, wear, and tear, and is dishwasher safe. Available in three colors, it is calibrated with a scale that reflects a childs airflow, making it easier for them to read the results. (It meets the technical standards from the National Asthma Education Program, too.) All of Spirometrics devices meet or exceed the performance criteria established by the American Thoracic Society (ATS). (800) 767-0004; www.spirometrics.com.
Air Purification System
The BreatheCLEAN® Air Purification System and Allergy Fighter by Peterson Air Purifiers LLC, Bloomington, Minn, destroys up to 99.9% of a homes harmful, illness-spreading organisms. The system is powerful enough to purify the air in homes or businesses up to 10,000 sq ft in size. It easily attaches to the ductwork near a homes furnace and purifies the air as it circulates through the system. As the air flows by, UV rays penetrate the organisms cell walls. This damages or destroys the cells DNA, rendering them either dead or unable to reproduce. This system removes airborne mold spores as well. (952) 703-8962; www.petersonairpurifiers.com.
Glenn Medical Systems Inc, Canton, Ohio, buys and sells new, used, and reconditioned medical equipment, including oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters, apnea monitors, ventilators, CPAPs, BiPAPs, analyzers, 50 PSI compressors, and suction units. Glenn Medical also offers warrantied repair services for the listed equipment and a selection of parts and filters. (800) 274-0173; www.glennmedical.com.
High-Efficiency Aerosol Delivery System
Healthline Aerosol Medicine, a recently formed division of Healthline Medical Inc, Baldwin Park, Calif, introduces the Medicator® Aerosol Maximizer, a high-efficiency delivery system for respiratory therapy, systemic drug delivery, and new drug research applications.
The patented, nebulizer-based aerosol delivery system is the result of 30 years of research and innovation in radioactive particle delivery for diagnostic lung scanning. Suitable for both adults and children, Medicator is user-configurable and environmentally protective. The company says it reduces treatment time by 50% from that of a standard nebulizer tee configuration. The Medicator Plus also offers a filtered exhalation port, providing therapists with security from patient-exhaled aerosols. (877) 626-2626; www.aerosol-medicine.com.
Mucus Clearance Device
Axcan Pharma, Birmingham, Ala, offers the Flutter® mucus clearance device for comprehensive secretion removal therapy. Flutter combines positive expiratory pressure (PEP), airway oscillation, and intermittent flow acceleration into one easy-to-use, fully portable device. It does not have a fixed orifice, so it can adjust to changes in the patients flow and volume. More than 50 clinical studies prove its efficacy, according to Axcan. The device provides PEP therapy for patients with mucus-producing conditions, including atelectasis, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, COPD, and asthma. (800) 472-2634; www.axcan.com.
Horizontal Tube Attachment
Hollister Inc, Libertyville, Ill, introduces H TAD, a sterile, horizontal tube attachment device for use as an alternative to tape and sutures. It secures drains, tubes, or catheters (5-40 French) parallel to the patients skin. Tubes can be secured at the tube exit site or at a point distal to the exit site. H TAD prevents tube migration and protects the skin surrounding the exit site. Its stock number is 9781, and five come per box. (800) 323-4060; www.hollister.com.