Electromed MedPulse 2000ez SmartVest, Medical Airway Clearance System
MedPulse SmartVest, Medical Airway Clearance System
High-frequency chest wall oscillation vest
DESCRIPTION: The SmartVest Airway Clearance System is designed to provide effective bronchiectasis and COPD symptom relief and help the patrient get back to breathing easier and enjoying life’s special moments.
Individuals with impaired ability to cough due to respiratory muscle weakness or pulmonary restriction have difficulty clearing secretions from the lungs. The accumulated secretions may allow growth of pathogens, leading to a higher risk for chronic infections, inflammation and deterioration of lung function as the bronchial tubes can be occluded. Conditions that can lead to this problem include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, immotile cilia syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis and spinal cord injuries.
Airway oscillating clearance devices have been utilized as an alternative to conventional chest physiotherapy, which includes percussion, postural drainage, forced expiratory maneuvers, huffing and coughing. These techniques usually require the aid of another person. Several types of airway clearance devices have been developed and have been most often associated and studied in the treatment of CF. High frequency chest wall oscillation represents a mechanical form of chest physiotherapy utilized to enhance mobilization of pulmonary secretions. Airway oscillating devices (e.g., Flutter and Acapella) are considered medically necessary for cystic fibrosis (CF), chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, immotile cilia syndrome (also known as primary ciliary dyskinesia) and asthma.
Patient and Carer Training CD.
Carrier case on wheels
Patient vest sizes XL and small child
Condition: Only previously used for experiment and evaluation, not by any Patients