The Philips Respironics Cough-Assist T70: Effective, Safe and Simple to Use.
The ability to cough is necessary for a healthy airway. The airway linings produce mucus which traps dirt and bacteria. This mixture of mucus, dirt, and bacteria can be harmful if allowed to increase in quantity. Coughing is the body’s natural way of clearing mucus from the lungs and airways. Many respiratory diseases cripple the body’s ability to cough by weakening the muscles in the rib cage, neck, and abdomen. This weakened condition interferes with your body’s ability to remove secretions, increasing the chance of respiratory infections. If coughing becomes too difficult for patients, doctors often prescribe the use of Mechanical Coughing Therapy.
The CoughAssist T70 clear secretions from the lungs using positive and negative pressure. When you breathe in (inspiration), the CoughAssist T70 gives you positive pressure airflow. This helps expand your lungs. When you exhale, the Philips CoughAssist T70 creates a sucking force (negative pressure). This pulls the air out of your lungs. This rapid change in pressure during the different phases of breathing (inspiration and expiration) makes your cough stronger and more effective. The addition of the CoughAssist T70 feature, called ‘Cough-Trak’, allows you to synchronize treatment with your own breathing patterns.
The Philips CoughAssist T70 Mechanical Insufflator-Exsufflator, or Cofflator, clears retained broncho-pulmonary secretions. Regular use of the CoughAssist T70 reduces the risk of respiratory complications. It comes standard with an adjustable internal inhale-flow restrictor and a breathing circuit (filter, hose, adapter, mask).
Philips Cough-Assist T70 Control and synchronization
Philips Cough-Assist T70 – Flexible Therapy
CoughAssist T70 Secretion Loosening & Mobilization
Philips CoughAssist T70 Non-Invasive Patient Interfaces