HMEs use the patients own moisture and humidity from expiration to
humidify anaesthetic gases during inspiration. When a patient is
intubated, the upper airway is bypassed and results in a loss of
humidification of inspired air. Dry gases can have adverse effects
and thus to prevent causing the patient trauma HMEF's play the role
of acting as the humidifier in lieu of the upper airway. To counter
act the risk of actelectasis, epithelial damage and reduction of
mucocillary transport, adequate humidification should be provided
to long term intubated patients
ThermoShield HMEFs provide a high moisture output protecting
patients against the adverse effects of prolonged dry gas
The 22M/15F connectors comply to BS EN ISO 5356 standard. The
design of the filter connectors prevents fitting of filter in the
wrong direction within the system.
Secure Luer Lock
The tethered Luer Lock cap is a push fit design which is easy to
operate and secured with a strap, eliminating the risk of
misplacement or accidental loss.
Reduced Risk of Pressure
The rounded shape with no sharp edges, reduces the risk of leaving
pressure marks on the patient.
Wide choice available with
LuerSafe port, standard luer lock port or without port.
Construction of Adult Electrostatic
Breathing Filter + HME