The Vest™ Airway Clearance System
The Vest™ is a unique therapy system designed to help mobilise pulmonary secretions through high frequency chest wall oscillation.
The Vest™ system consists of an inflatable vest connected by tubes to an air pulse generator. The generator rapidly inflates and deflates the vest, compressing and releasing the chest wall. This technology is called high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO).
The rapid chest movement mimics ‘mini-coughs’ that dislodge and thin the mucus, moving it along to the central airways. The Vest therapy treats all lobes of the lungs simultaneously and is technique independent. It can be beneficial to patients across the continuum of care, including acute and post-acute facilities, as well as in the home.
Easy to use Air Pulse Generator
Touch button controls enable easy adjustment of the frequency and intensity of the oscillation to enable the therapy to be customized for each patients clinical requirements.
An integral therapy time setting allows the treatment session to be set and will automatically stop the Air Pulse Generator at the end of the treatment session. Alternatively if the session is interrupted the timer will indicate the treatment time still remaining to ensure therapy is delivered as planned.
Wide range of Vest Garments
With The Vest™ you have a unique choice of garments to meet specific requirements. For the acute care setting where infection control is of particular importance a range of single patient use wrap or full style garments are available. If being used in the home care environment a range of chest or full style vest garments are available to choose from.