Improved airway clearance
The Cough Assist Machine helps to clear secretions from the lungs by helping you with your breathing. When you breathe in (inspiration), the machine gives you air (positive pressure) to help expand your lungs. When you blow out (expiration), the machine creates a sucking force (negative pressure) that pulls the air out of your lungs. This rapid change in pressure during the different phases of breathing (inspiration and expiration) helps make your cough stronger and more effective.
Respironics CoughAssist T70 helps with the removal of bronchial secretions. The Cough-Assist T70 is safe, simple and effective Mechanical Insufflation-Exsufflation Device. The Cough Assist Mechanical Insufflator-Exsufflator, or Cofflator, safely and effectively clears retained bronco-pulmonary secretions, reducing the risk of Respiratory complications. It comes standard with an adjustable internal inhale-flow restrictor, a simpler breathing circuit, and an optional mobile stand.
What conditions does the Cough Assist treat?
The Cough-Assist has been proven effective for patients with an insufficient ability to cough due to:
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Spinal Muscular Atrophy
• Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
• Myasthenia Gravis
• Guillain-Barre Syndrome
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Or any other neurological disorder with some paralysis of the respiratory muscles, such as a spinal cord injury