Airway Clearance Units, Positive Expiratory Pressure

Definition : Airway clearance units designed to generate positive airway pressure in the airways (typically 10 to 20 cm of H20 or larger) as the patient exhales through a resistance. Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) devices include one of a variety of fixed-orifice resistors that only generates pressure when the expiratory flow is high enough to generate back pressure from the orifice. PEP units typically include a soft, transparent, hand ventilation mask or mouthpiece, a T assembly with a one-way valve, and a manometer. The mask is applied tightly but comfortably over the mouth and nose. A mouthpiece can be also used, but only if the patient can maintain a reasonable seal and not release air through the nose during the procedure. PEP airway clearance units are mainly used to help remove pulmonary secretions.

UMDC code : 20733

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Hillusa Corp

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Hillusa Corporation was established in Miami, Florida, in 1980. The primary objective at Hillusa was to provide medical equipment to a wide range of clients for Latin America. Since being established, the Hillusa Corporation has experienced constant growth.

Thayer Medical Corp

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Thayer Medical was founded in 1988, by two respiratory therapists to design and develop innovative solutions for the respiratory care market. The product line includes ventilator circuit components, hand-held medication delivery devices and airway clearance devices.

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