VentiMyst® Advanced Active Humidification delivers absolute humidity and manages excess rain-out
The use of respiratory humidifiers and heated wire breathing circuits for active humidfication offers many benefits, but can also lead to problems caused by rain-out.
VentiMyst® addresses these problems by preventing the build-up of rain-out in the expiratory limb.
- Lower risk of contamination reaching either the ventilator or the patient
- Minimises need to open or break the circuit to remove excess rain-out, therefore decreasing the risk of Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia1
- Less risk of increased resistance to gas flow from fluid build-up in the expiratory limb or filter2
Effective Moisture Management
The VentiMyst® technology reduces the build up of rain-out.
Reduced Patient Risk
Reduced risk of accidental drainage of rain-out into the patient's airway.4
Double Valve Auto-Fill Chamber
Two independent floats and primary and secondary valves regulate water flow into the chamber and provide assured protection against overfilling.
Reduced need to open or break the circuit with associated loss of PEEP and de-recruitment of the lungs.5
Low Compliance Tubing
Accurate delivery of gas volumes and ventilation pressures to the patient.
Temperature Transfer Efficiency
Helps prevent gas temperature loss and surface cold spots, minimising rain-out.
1 MV Pravin Charles, et al. Ventilator-associated pneumonia. Australasian Medical Journal. 2014; 7(8): 334–344
2 A. R. Wilkes. Heat and moisture exchangers and breathing system filters: their use in anaesthesia and intensive care. Part 2 – practical use, including problems, and their use with paediatric patients Anaesthesia, 2011, 66, 40–51
3 Data on file. Flexicare Medical Limited
4 AARC Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines: care of the ventilator circuit and its relation to ventilator-associated pneumonia. Respiratory Care 2003;48(9):869-879.
5 J Mallett , J.W Albarran, A Richardson. Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies. Wiley Blackwell & Sons, Ltd. 2013.