The Portex Thermovent T HME is an incredibly efficient heat and moisture exchanger that is compatible with all breathing systems. It is ideal for patients who are ventilated mechanically with tubes or have had laryngectomy due to the loss of the ability to breathe through the nose.
The Thermovent is incredibly compact and has a low profile design. The design does not protrude out of the tube and ensures comfort. The vent is also light in weight which reduces the drag on the tracheostomy tube and does not cause any discomfort to the user. The vent traps the heat and moisture when the user breathes out. When the user breathes in, the heat and moisture which was trapped earlier is delivered to the user which helps them maintain a normal level of humidity during spontaneous breathing. The Thermovent is also equipped with a double paper element that helps enhance its performance for the heat and moisture exchange. It also eliminates the risk of any blockage of air due to any hard coating and hence poses minimal resistance to the flow of air.
The Portex Thermovent also features an opening port to allow healthcare professionals to carry out catheterization by easily inserting a catheter through it. The port can also be used as an oxygen port for convenient oxygen delivery. An advantage of the vent is that it is transparent in nature and hence allows users to keep track of any contamination on it. It is recommended to replace the vent frequently and be used for a maximum of twenty four hours only.
Product Features and Benefits
- Lightweight and low profile design
- Minimizes the loss of heat and moisture
- Compatible with most breathing systems
- Helps minimize the drag on tracheostomy tube
- May be used for maximum of twenty four hours
- Provides high level of heat and moisture exchange
- Manufacturer: Smiths Medical
- Brand: Thermovent T
- Tidal Volume Output: 1000 milliliters
- Resistance: 2.0 cm at 60L/min
- Model: 570016