What is the Respironics Cough Assist?
The Respironics Cough Assist is a Mechanical Insufflator-Exsufflator. It provides non-invasive secretion clearance for use in hospital and at home to improve patient lives and give clinicians new tools to enhance therapy efficacy. Those who might benefit from the use of the CoughAssist include patients with an ineffective cough due to muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, poliomyelitis, or other neurologic disorder with some paralysis of the respiratory muscles, such as spinal cord injury. It may also be used to treat ineffective cough due to other bronchopulmonary diseases, such as emphysema, cystic fibrosis, and bronchiectasis. It is effective for both trached and noninvasively ventilated patients.
Improving airway secretion removal
The CoughAssist E70 offers three customizable therapy setting presets to accommodate different patient conditions or circumstances once they have been discharged from hospital. The integrated Cough-Trak algorithm aids device titration and patient synchronization helping both comfort and compliance. Adjustable oscillation levels enhance mobilization and increase the benefits of therapy.