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Cough Assist

The Cough Assist Machine helps to clear secretions from the lungs by helping you with your breathing. When you breathe in (inspiration), the machine gives you air (positive pressure) to help expand your lungs. When you blow out (expiration), the machine creates a sucking force (negative pressure) that pulls the air out of your lungs. This rapid change in pressure during the different phases of breathing (inspiration and expiration) helps make your cough stronger and more effective.

Respironics Cough Assist T70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respironics CoughAssist T70 helps with the removal of bronchial secretions. The Cough-Assist T70 is safe, simple and effective Mechanical Insufflation-Exsufflation Device. The Cough Assist Mechanical Insufflator-Exsufflator, or Cofflator, safely and effectively clears retained bronco-pulmonary secretions, reducing the risk of Respiratory complications. It comes standard with an adjustable internal inhale-flow restrictor, a simpler breathing circuit, and an optional mobile stand.

How does the Cough Assist work?

Using a process called mechanical insufflation-exsufflation, the CoughAssist gradually applies a positive pressure to the airway followed by a rapid shift to negative pressure. This rapid shift produces a high expiratory flow from the lungs, simulating a cough. The technique avoids airway damage and offers an alternative to an invasive procedure while still offering patients greater comfort and quality of life.

 

What conditions does the Cough Assist treat?

The Cough-Assist has been proven effective for patients with an insufficient ability to cough due to:

 

  • Poliomyelitis

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • Myasthenia Gravis

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Or any other neurological disorder with some paralysis of the respiratory muscles, such as a spinal cord injury

 

What should I consider before purchasing the Cough Assist?

 

  • Any patient unable to cough or clear secretions effectively due to reduced peak cough expiratory flow (less than 3 liters per second), resulting from high spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular deficits or severe fatigue associated with intrinsic lung disease is a candidate for the CoughAssist.

  • Any patient with a history of bullous emphysema, known susceptibility to pneumothorax, or pneumo-mediastinum, or known to have had any recent barotrauma, should consult seriously with a physician before using.

How is the CoughAssist T70 used?

The Cough Assist is versatile enough to be used with a facemask or mouthpiece Additionally, the Cough Assist can work with an adapter to a patient's endotracheal or tracheostomy tube. It is also safe enough to be used on both adult and pediatric patients at home or in a hospital/institutional environment. Cough Assist is a noninvasive respiratory therapy that safely removes secretions from patients suffering with an ineffective ability to cough. The Cough Assist Device clears secretions by gradually applying a positive pressure to the airway, then rapidly shifting to negative pressure. The rapid shift in pressure produces a high expiratory flow, simulating a natural cough.

 

Respironics Cough-Assist T70 Components

  • CoughAssist T70.

  • SD Card.

  • Hose Clip.

  • Air Filter.

  • 6 Foot Patient Circuit.

  • Adult Large Mask.

  • AC Power Cord.

  • Carry Case.

 

CoughAssist T70 Mechanical In-Exsufflation Device Features & Benefits

  • Removes secretions from the lungs.

  • Reduces the occurrence of respiratory infections.

  • Safe, noninvasive alternative to suctioning.

  • Easy for patients and caregivers to operate.

  • Safe use with tracheostomy tubes for patients with ALS.

  • Expels 29% more mucus than deep suctioning.

  • Improves SpO2 in ALS patients receiving mechanical ventilation via Tracheostomy tube.

  • Clears airways for longer periods of time than tracheal suctioning and with fewer complications.

  • Less irritating, less painful, less tiring, and less uncomfortable than tracheal suctioning.

  • Minimizes the risk of pneumonia and infections.