Used by Respiratory Specialists throughout the UK (and well beyond) CoughAssist is a non invasive alternative to managing airway secretion clearance for patients without the physical ability to cough clear these secretions for themselves.
CoughAssist is a highly effective device capable of delivering a significant improvement to the patient's comfort and quality of life. By keeping the airways clear the risk of infection (frequently leading to hospitalisation) can be dramatically reduced.
CoughAssist E70 is the most up to date device of its type available and ahead of its rivals in terms of technology, features and design. It replaces the Philips Respironics "CoughAssist" already so well established and until now probably the most effective In / Ex-Sufflator available Worldwide.
CoughAssist therapy clears airways for longer periods of time than traditional Tracheal suctioning and with fewer complications. Invasive suction methods can be extremely uncomfortable and even distressing for the patient and can lead to complications such as hypoxia, tissue damage and infection.
The basic principle is that CoughAssist oscillates between applying positive then negative air pressure to the patient's airway in a repetitive pattern. This replicates the body's natural action of mobilising bronchopulmonary secretions.
The pressurised air is supplied to the patient via a flexible tube incorporating a bacterial filter and can be use with a facemask or mouthpiece and can also be attached to a tracheostamy or endotracheal tube.
The E70 is lightweight and fully portable. It can be run directly from a mains supply or its optional rechargeable battery pack which under normal circumstances will provide a full day's therapy.
Typical patients benefitting from CoughAssist include those suffering from:
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Post - Polio
- Spinal Cord Injuries
CoughAssist Benefits include:
- Removes secretions from the lungs
- Reduces the risk of respiritory infection and resulting hospitalisation
- Safe Non Invasive alternative to suctioning
- Easy for patients and carers to operate.
- Can significantly improve patient comfort and quality of life
Approved for home use by both adults and children
To be updated.
We are the only private company in the UK authorised to sell or hire CoughAssist. We specialise in supporting professional organisations including private hospitals and hospices and individual private patients.
Patients new to CoughAssist need to be assessed as to the suitability of the device to them and their particular medical condition. This assessment is normally carried out by a specialist CoughAssist trained Respiratory Physiotherapist in their local hospital.
We are able to organise specialist training for professionals and (usually) help to arrange assessments for individual patients.
We are most happy to work with charities and other organisations involved with supporting patients with serious Respiratory illness.
CoughAssist machines and their consumables can usually be delivered from stock within 24 hours.
CoughAssist E70: Purchase from £3,900, Hire from £75 per week
CoughAssist (original): Purchase from £3,500, Hire from £50 per week.
Prices may be subject to promotional discounts. Please call for further details.