Philips Respirtech InCourage Airway Clearance System – Economy

$1,795.00

This is an ECONOMY System which has a 2 year / 500 hour use Guarantee.

The Philips Respirtech inCourage vest therapy provides  safe, effective, non-invasive airway clearance.  For many respiratory patients,  excess mucus must be removed from lungs and airways to prevent infections. The Philips Respirtech inCourage uses a vest attached to an air pulse generator that creates rapid compressions to the chest, helping to loosen, thin and move mucus through the lungs.

This is a complete system consisting of a vest garment, an air pulse unit, a set of hoses, a set of travel bags, a manual and quick start guide.  Nothing else is needed to start treatments.  

REFURBISHED System. 2 year Guarantee. Complete System with everything that is needed to start treatment.

Available on backorder

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This is an ECONOMY System which is sold with a 2 year / 500 use hour Guarantee as well as one vest garment of your choice.

Each Philips Respirtech inCourage® System includes:

  • Air Pulse Unit
  • Set of (2) locking air hoses
  • One vest garment of your choice
  • Set of Airline Approved Rolling Travel Bags
  • User Manual, Quick Start Guide and Power Cord

inCourage categories and Guarantee options:

CategoryUse HoursGuarantee
New0.0 hours5 year / 2000 hours
Demo0.1-1 hour5 year / 1500 hour Guarantee
Standard1-200 hours4 year / 1000 hour Guarantee
Economy200 + hours2 year / 500 hour Guarantee

 

The Respirtech inCourage is our favorite airway clearance system (for most users).  One of the reasons is that it is built like a tank.  It runs and runs,  for tens of thousands of hours. The inCourage is more powerful than many other airway clearance systems.  The RespirTech inCourage system provides proven & effective airway clearance therapy.  All components, from the vest to the control panel have been designed to maximize ease of use and improved comfort.   And because it is comfortable to use, users tend to do their treatments more regularly, enhancing treatment outcomes.  RespirTech performed a comparison study to see how the inCourage system stacks up against other HFCWO (High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Systems).  Here is a link to the summary of that study. 

 

What’s included with the RespirTech inCourage Airway Clearance System?

The Respirtech inCourage System includes an inflatable vest, two hoses, an air pulse unit, and a standard, hospital-grade power cord. We also supply a printed manual, quick start guide, and a set of airline-compliant travel bags.

Everything you need is supplied.

RespirTech InCourage System
RespirTech InCourage System

The inCourage is designed for use with 120Volts AC

All of us at Medafore hope that this will change soon.  But don’t despair – you can always use a step-down transformer to use the inCourage anywhere in the world.  If you live in a country that has a 220V power grid, you will need a minimum 500W step-down transformer.  These devices reduce the voltage from 220 to 120V.  They are available worldwide, therefore we encourage our clients to buy them locally as they are expensive to ship overseas.

 

HFCWO therapy combined with CoughAssist or VitalCough Insufflator Exsufflator

As you already know, the inCourage does a great delivering fast, yet gentle air pulses to the chest to clear the airways. These air pulses work to shorten treatment time when compared to manual percussion therapy and increase the amount of mucus removed. Using HFCWO (High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillations), mucus is loosened, liquified, and moved from smaller to larger airways from where it can be coughed up.  This system also produces greater airflow to help move secretions out of the lungs through coughing, swallowing or suctioning if needed. And this brings us to our next point!

Some patients use the RespirTech inCourage System in conjunction with the CoughAssist T70 or the cheaper Hill-Rom VitalCough to help them cough up excess mucus.  The inCourage System therapy is easy, highly effective & comfortable because all areas of the lungs are treated at the same time. Patients can also save time in their daily regimens by combining their nebulizer & vest treatments.

 

Easy inCourage Programming

The Respirtech inCourage can be used independently by most users, even children.  Because this airway clearance system is specifically designed for simple, easy-to-use, one-button operation.  The inCourage  System can be programmed with very easy-to-follow instructions.  You can also program and save individualized therapy sessions that work best for you.  Therapy customization and clear, detailed therapy data are at your fingertips.  It’s really that simple! No computer science degree or batteries are required. 

 

inCourage Vest Garments

Some airway clearance vest systems can compress a patient’s chest. This can cause discomfort for some patients and making it difficult to take a deep breath. The Respirtech inCourage vest garments utilize active venting.  This allows the chest to expand.  Lung expansion is important for deep, comfortable breathing, even during treatment.  Patient comfort leads to greater use and easier compliance with daily therapy.  Increased and regular use of the system can result in better outcomes and fewer respiratory infections for chronic airway clearance conditions.  Vest garments are available in 2-inch increments designed for the best fit.  In turn, this maximizes treatment results. With other systems, garment choices are limited to small, medium, large and extra-large. A vest garment that is too small is extremely uncomfortable.   A garment that is too big does not deliver effective treatments. Therefore, please don’t get a vest garment that is too large for your child and hope that the child will ‘grow into it.   Best of all, these garments are machine washable!  All you need to do is insert two supplied plastic plugs into the vest and wash it on a gentle cycle & hang the inCourage vest garment up to air dry.  

There are two vest styles available for the inCourage system.  These are the comfort vest and the comfort band.  The RespirTech inCourage comfort vests are designed for users that can stand or sit independently.  The inCourage comfort bands are for patients that are bedridden.

RespirTech InCourage Comfort Vest
RespirTech InCourage Comfort Vest

RespirTech inCourage – Triangle Waves

The inCourage system incorporates recent advances in vest therapy technology, including the triangle waveform. Patients that have used the inCourage system report that this triangle waveform therapy appeared more comfortable than the sine waves produced by most other air pulse technologies.  Why?  Because the duration of peak pressure is shorter, compared to similar airway clearance devices using a sine wave.  Triangle waveform therapy may be more effective than sine wave treatments.  Research has shown that the inCourage’s triangle shape air-pulse waveform maximizes mucus clearance.   RespirTech claims that the triangle wave results in an additional 20% to 40% mucus clearance compared to other airway clearance systems.

 

Takeoff with the RespirTech inCourage QuickStart!

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Follow Jeff Bezos into space with the inCourage QuickStart takeoff

The Quick-Start feature will activate a pre-programmed 30-minute session that ramps up and down through a full range of therapeutic frequencies.  A pre-programmed, 30-minute session stops regularly at five-minute intervals allowing users to cough up mucus, with a single push of a  button. The system incorporates multi-step programming that permits users to enter and save up to 3 individualized sessions, with up to 12 different steps each. 

inCourage vest – designed for ease-of-use & improved patient comfort

The inCourage system has been designed for ease of use as well as improved patient comfort.  The air pulse unit has been reduced in size and weight to be as compact and light as possible.  This is one well-designed airway clearance system and it gets high marks for quality and durability.   You don’t have to scroll through multiple menus to find all the information you need.  You don’t have to be a programmer to fine-tune your treatment.  And the vest garments are top-notch, designed for long life.  

 

inCourage Locking Hoses

REAL Locking Hose Connectors are standard on all inCourage systems!   These locking hoses keep the vest garment securely connected to the air pulse unit.  No more unruly air hoses like some other systems that like to detach.  As these locking hoses take a bit more effort to attach, many users just leave them attached in between treatment sessions.  

 

Guarantee

New System: 5 year / 1500 hour

Demo Systems: 5 year / 1200 hour

Standard Systems: 4 year / 1000 hour

Budget Systems: 3 year / 800 hour

Economy Systems: 2 year / 400 hour

Shipping

We will be glad to work with any package forwarders or ship this unit to your friends or family in the USA / Canada if they are willing to forward it to you.

  • We ship within the USA and internationally using FedEx
  • Calculate your shipping charges with our calculator by clicking here.
  • Shipping from ELT INC, Longmont Colorado, USA, 80501, Weight 34 lbs (17 Kg), Dimensions: 24” x 12” x 12″ (61 x 31 x 31 cm)

Taxes, Duties and Import Fees:

  • Colorado Customers Only – please add 8.025% sales tax.
  • All other US Customers – at this time we are only charging Colorado Sales Tax to Colorado residents. You may be responsible for submitting sales tax in your home state.
  • International Customers – you may be liable for taxes, duties and fees.
  • Please contact the customs service in your country for information on any applicable taxes and fees.
  • In some countries (UK, Australia, Lithuania, Russia, Taiwan, etc) medical equipment for personal use by a disabled person is tax and duties exempt.
  • Click here to see if we have any information about tax-exempt status for medical equipment for your home country.

Payments

US Customers:

  • Credit cards accepted only over the phone.
  • PayPal
  • Checks (subject to payment clearing before we can ship)
  • Wire Transfer

International Customers

  • PayPal
  • Wire Transfer

Power Cord Information

All of our units have a universal power supply that accepts inputs from 110 – 230 V AC, 50 – 60 Hz. That means that you do not need a transformer to operate this system. We do however recommend a surge protector to protect the system against power spikes, especially if you are in an area where the local electrical grid is susceptible to spikes due to poor infrastructure or lighting strikes.

We supply a power cord for your home country, so if you are planning on traveling with your system, or if you are shipping to other than the destination country, please let us know.

Power Cord Information:

Please click here to select the correct power cord.

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