The Vest Airway Clearance System from Hill-Rom treats airway clearance dysfunction and retained secretions with high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO). Vest has been prescribed for over 123,000 patients, for a variety of conditions, to aid in the mobilization of retained secretions, in the ICU, long-term care settings, and the home. The Vest System offers locking air hoses, wide size range of garments including toddler and bariatric, multiple program options including a cough pause, programmable in several languages, outstanding customer support, and in-home training. (See image above.)
Hill-Rom offers the MetaNeb System, a unique 3-in-1 therapy system that treats and prevents atelectasis by providing lung expansion, secretion mobilization and aerosol delivery of medication. It features a controller, stand, and disposable circuit. The system delivers a MetaTherapy treatment that combines both lung expansion and secretion clearance therapies along with aerosol. The system, which is a silver winner of the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Award, allows the user to easily adjust flow, pressure, and percussive rates during therapy.
General Physiotherapy Inc’s G5 Vibracare Airway Clearance Device is a durable, handheld percussor used in respiratory therapy applications. The low cost, effective, safe device improves patient outcomes and is ideal for home care environments. Weighing less than 3 pounds, G5 Vibracare is completely self-contained and provides optimal freedom of movement and portability with a 10-foot power cord. It is comfortable to use with a soft rubber hand grip. 800-237-1832; www.g5.com
SmartVest SQL from Electromed Inc uses high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO), a proven clinical technique to reduce respiratory infections and clear lungs of excess mucus. The SQL is smaller, quieter, and lighter than its predecessor, and offers a patented single-hose design, programmable generator, 360? coverage, constant bias pressure, and a patented open system with active inflate and deflate providing consistent comfort for the patient. The SQL carries a lifetime warranty in the home care market. 800-462-1045; www.smartvest.com