ventilator breathing systemsA comprehensive range of Breathing Systems and accessories for ventilated patients and those receiving respiratory support.

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Introduction to Ventilator Breathing Systems – Humidification

Introduction to Ventilator Breathing Systems – Humidification

The upper airway plays a key role in filtering, warming and adding moisture to inspired gases as they travel into the lungs.

When the upper airway is bypassed during invasive ventilation, delivery of cold and dry gases desiccate and cool the lining of the airway, leading to dysfunction of the Mucociliary Transport System. Dysfunction has been associated with the retention of tracheobronchial secretions, loss of airway patency, mucous plugging, atelectasis, infection and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Although gas conditioning by the upper airway is retained during non-invasive respiratory support, the high pressure and flow rate of dry and cold medical gases may overwhelm the upper airway, cause discomfort and reduce patient compliance with the therapy.

Artificial warming and humidification of inspired respiratory gases to close to physiological levels maintains the position of the isothermic saturation point and reduces the adverse affects of low temperature and humidity on lung function and the mucociliary transport system during prolonged use.

Double Valve Auto-Fill Humidification Chamber

Introduction to Heated Wire Breathing Systems

Flexicare’s low compliance ventilator breathing systems are a key component in the treatment of patients requiring mechanical respiratory support in both hospital and home environments. The full range of Single and Dual Heated Wire Circuits, in adult and paediatric configurations, addresses the need of each individual patients.

Heated Wire Ventilator Breathing Systems – Sterile

View the range of heated wire breathing systems on the Flexicare website. 

Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB) Systems are not currently on the Flexicare website. Please contact us for more information.

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