Gone are the days when an RT had to use muscle alone to clear lung secretions. Technology has made this more efficient, effective, and patient friendly.
Westmed’s Vibralung Acoustical Percussor is designed for conditions that involve increased mucus production, infection and inspissation of secretions, and defective mucociliary clearance.
RT Magazine’s annual Product Guide, which includes more than 60 of the newest respiratory care products from 50 leading manufacturers, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
RT spotlights 4 secretion clearance devices from leading manufacturers Hill-Rom, Electromed, and General Physiotherapy.
Though nursing and physician training is comprehensive, RTs have more specialized knowledge in the respiratory system and many believe the job of airway clearance and tracheostomy care should fall to them.
Clinicians and manufacturers are looking to a combination of technology, research, and best practices to fight ventilator-associated pneumonia, which, despite progress, continues to afflict thousands of patients every year.
RT Magazine’s Technology Guide for Secretion Clearance devices is now available as a downloadable pdf. This Secretion Clearance Technology Guide is generously underwritten by Electromed Inc and its SmartVest Airway Clearance devices.
The landscape for the airway clearance industry is poised for dramatic change, and technology is helping to take the segment in a new direction.
Electromed Inc has received FDA market clearance for its SmartVest SQL Airway Clearance System. SQL delivers high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) to promote airway clearance, improve bronchial drainage, and enhance mucus transport.
The KimVent MICROCUFF Subglottic Suctioning Endotracheal Tube is the first subglottic suctioning ETT that is FDA Cleared for saline use. It is designed to provide a more effective method to help prevent cross-contamination and micro-aspirations.