The Vest Airway Clearance System from Hill-Rom treats airway clearance dysfunction and retained secretions with high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO). Vest has been prescribed for over 123,000 patients, for a variety of conditions, to aid in the mobilization of retained secretions, in the ICU, long-term care settings, and the home. The Vest System offers locking air hoses, wide size range of garments including toddler and bariatric, multiple program options including a cough pause, programmable in several languages, outstanding customer support, and in-home training. (See image above.) 800-445-3730;  

Secretion_IBC_Afflovest-275Weighing approximately 10 pounds and providing adjustable levels of treatment intensity, International Biophysics Corp’s AffloVest is a new portable, battery-operated high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) vest. Users can tailor treatments, with settings that provide chest wall oscillation treatment on both the front and back of the vest. The AffloVest is available in adult and child sizes and requires a physician’s prescription. 888-711-1145;

SecClearance_HillRom_MetaNeb-115Hill-Rom offers the MetaNeb System, a unique 3-in-1 therapy system that treats and prevents atelectasis by providing lung expansion, secretion mobilization and aerosol delivery of medication. It features a controller, stand, and disposable circuit. The system delivers a MetaTherapy treatment that combines both lung expansion and secretion clearance therapies along with aerosol. The system, which is a silver winner of the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Award, allows the user to easily adjust flow, pressure, and percussive rates during therapy. 800-445-3730;

Secretion_RespirTech_inCourage-225inCourage Airway Clearance Therapy from RespirTech is the only vest therapy to use active air venting to allow for easy, deep breaths during therapy. inCourage is also the only system providing triangle wave air pulses, demonstrated to improve airway secretion clearance by as much as 20% over sine wave vest therapy systems. 800.793.1261; 

Secretion_HillRom-VitalCough-500The VitalCough System from Hill-Rom is a noninvasive therapy that simulates a cough to remove secretions in patients with compromised peak cough flow. VitalCough is designed to be easy to use for trained caregivers and patients at home, hospital, nursing care, or rehabilitation settings. The system supplies positive pressure (inhale) to inflate the lungs, then quickly shifts to supply negative pressure (exhale), during this process secretions are sheared and can be expectorated or removed with suction. After the exhale, the system pauses and maintains a resting positive pressure flow to the patient. 800-445-3730;

SecClearance_ElectroMed_SmartVest-180The SmartVest SQL from Electromed Inc uses high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO), a proven clinical therapy that helps to clear the lungs of excess mucus, reducing the risk of respiratory infections. The SQL is significantly smaller, quieter and lighter than previous versions. The system features enhanced generator programmability and adjustable RAMP, a patented single-hose design, and an open system with active inflate-active deflate, which provides a more comfortable therapy experience by allowing patients to take deep breaths and breathe more easily without feeling restricted. The SQL carries a lifetime warranty in the homecare market. 800-462-1045;

Secretion_Vortran-PercussiveNEB-150The PercussiveNEB from Vortran is a single-patient use percussor, which makes it possible for individuals to receive multiple high frequency treatments while using the same device. It is easy to use with quick set-up time. The patient can initiate and control the percussion levels. The PercussiveNEB can be used by patients in the hospital or in the home. 800-434-4034;

Secretion_DimaItalia_Pegaso-275The Pegaso Cough has been designed for patients with impaired coughing abilities. This noninvasive method of secretion removal is well tolerated and easy to apply in a critical care setting and at home. The Pegaso Cough combines long-standing experience and reliability with innovative features including auto-adaptive technology and the possibility of SpO2 plus pulse monitoring. +;

Secretion_WestMed_PulmoSal7-275Westmed’s Complete Pulmonary Hygiene Triad is a comprehensive solution for patients with stubborn airway clearance problems. PulmoSal 7% (pH+) Bio-Balanced Hypertonic Saline for Inhalation hydrates secretions without the “sting” of acidic saline solutions; the Circulaire II high-efficiency aerosol delivery system assures the highest aerosol mass delivery; and the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor loosens and mobilizes secretions with airway vibration via sympathetic resonance. 800-975-7987;

Secretion_DimaItalia_MiniPegaso-275The Mini Pegaso Cough from Dima Italia is useful in removing pulmonary secretions in all patients with impaired coughing abilities. Thanks to its outstanding features, such as the internal battery, the small size and reduced weight, the auto-adaptive modes, the pulmonary perfusion measurement with SpO2 reader, is particularly suitable for pediatric application. It is also possible to add the percussion function. +;