A look at the latest aerosol delivery products from Aerogen, VOCSN, Sunset Healthcare Solutions, and more.
Ventec Life Systems
VOCSN, from Ventec Life Systems, includes an integrated nebulizer drive with automatic airflow compensation to ensure accurate ventilation and comfortable breathing. (See image above.)
The Aerogen Solo is a vibrating mesh aerosol drug delivery system from Aerogen that can be used across all hospital modalities. When combined with the Aerogen Ultra, the Aerogen Solo offers superior drug delivery, improved patient response and increased throughput in hospital emergency departments.
Sunset Healthcare Solutions
Sunset Healthcare Solutions has introduced the SperaChamber, an anti-static valved inhaler chamber to improve medication delivery and prevent waste. SperaChamber features a one-way valve that prevents patients from exhaling into the chamber. A SperaChamber Pediatrics Kit is also available for children, which features a toy dog mask.
Instrumentation Industries Inc
Instrumentation Industries Inc is showcasing a new inline aerosol adapter, the RTC 26-C, which allows the use of a Combivent Respimat Inhaler inline in a patient circuit. It is placed in the inspiratory limb of the patient circuit. This device can be used multiple times for a single patient while installed in a breathing circuit. Patent pending.
Designed to assist medical practitioners in assessing inhaler use, whether MDI or DPI, Vitalograph offers the Vitalograph AIM (Aerosol Inhalation Monitor). Mastery of the correct technique will support more accurate drug delivery and good patient compliance, resulting in better disease management and fewer visits to medical professionals. A summary result is displayed to clearly illustrate the difference between good and poor technique. The parts of the inhalation process which a patient has yet to master, including factors that are difficult to observe by eye, are clearly highlighted thereby enabling physicians to concentrate on specific aspects of patient technique.
The Pari Vortex holding chamber, from Pari Respiratory Equipment, comes in both adult and pediatric configurations and helps minimize the technique and coordination needed for effective inhaler treatments. The Pari Vortex is a non-electrostatic, metal-valve holding chamber that minimizes static charge and ensures patients receive a more consistent dose of medication.
The 3M Intelligent Control Inhaler delivers accurate doses to patients every time, while providing onscreen instructions for use and feedback to the patient and healthcare provider via a data platform. The 3M Intelligent Control Inhaler is a complete solution to device misuse and adherence issues, and could significantly improve outcomes and lower healthcare costs.