The Hill-Rom VitalCough Airway Clearance System
First, there was the Respironics CM3000, then the CA-3000 and finally the T-70. In 2016 Hill-Rom introduced the hill-romVitalCough to compete against the Respironics CoughAssist T-70. It uses similar, noninvasive positive / negative air pressure to stimulates a cough to remove airway secretions. Patients, with compromised peak cough flow can benefit from this therapy. This system was specifically designed to be easy to use for both medical professionals, caregivers or patients themselves. It is also used by nursing rehabilitation facilities.
Why Clear Lungs are so incredibly important
Keeping lungs clear of excess mucus is important because retained secretions, create a perfect environment for bacteria, viruses and fungi to multiply and cause life-threatening infections. Positive / Negative Airway clearance also called Mechanical Insufflation/Exsufflation (MI/E) therapy products such as the Hill-Rom VitalCough and Respironics CoughAssist are very useful for patients who have weakened cough and are unable to remove secretions from the large airways without assistance.
Some patients that produce a lot of excess mucus in the small airways may benefit from the use of a High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Device such as the Hill-Rom Vest or the Respirtech Incourage System and the use of a Mechanical Insufflation/Exsufflation device such as the Respironics CoughAssist or the Hill-Rom VitalCough.
How the VitalCough Works
The system supplies positive pressure during the inhale phase to inflate the lungs, then immediately shifts to supply negative pressure during the exhale phase. This process mimics a natural cough when secretions are sheared and with the help of this system can be expectorated (coughed up) or removed with suction. Following the exhale, the system pauses and maintains a resting positive pressure flow to the patient.
The VitalCough System is designed to be easy to use for patients and caregivers. Manual and Automatic modes can be programmed using a simple touch-screen.
Therapy Delivery Options
- Facemasks ranging from pediatric to adult large
- It can also be used on endotracheal and tracheostomy patients with appropriate adapter.
We also supply 3 breathing circuits with this system.
Please specify mask size when ordering.
Additional breathing circuits are available for $ 25.
Medafore.com warranties this product for 12 Month.
Price from Hill-Rom $ 4695.
Medafore Price $ 1995