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Respiratory medical equipment is one of the most important product groups that help to treat various diseases of the respiratory system. These diseases are more common in old age, moreover, in different seasons, respiratory viral diseases cause more damage to the elderly. Other diseases such as lung cancer, various types of lung infections, asthma, etc. are also common and respiratory medical equipment is used to help treat them. Timely follow-up of the disease and treatment prevents the disease from progressing and further damage to the person. Oxygen generator, CPEP, and BIPEP are three widely used devices in the field of respiratory diseases, which are discussed below.
Blood oxygen is one of the important health factors, which is around 95 to 97% under normal conditions. But due to various diseases such as lung infection, asthma, etc., it may decrease and endanger the patient’s health. If the oxygen in the blood reaches less than 92%, hypoxemia occurs, which is accompanied by symptoms such as shortness of breath and bruised lips, and must be treated quickly. In order to provide oxygen to the patient, an oxygen generator is used, which receives oxygen from the ambient air and delivers it to the patient’s lungs with high purity and in a concentrated form.
Types of oxygen generators
This device is available in portable and fixed models as well as with different volumes of 3, 5, 8 and 10 liters, which are prescribed by a specialist doctor depending on the needs of the patient and the severity of the disease. The oxygen generator is a good alternative to the oxygen capsule and delivers the required oxygen to the patient 24 hours a day. The fixed oxygen generator is suitable for the home and because of its weight, it is not easy to move it. On the other hand, portable oxygen generator is used for travel or work environment and is light and small. In addition to the mentioned items, the oxygen generator is also used to help treat the following diseases:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- A decrease in blood hemoglobin, which leads to a decrease in the ability to carry oxygen in the blood
- Gas poisoning such as carbon monoxide poisoning
- Nervous attacks due to seasickness or altitude sickness
Filters are installed at the inlet of the oxygen generator that separate pollution and dust from the incoming air. In addition, there is a humidifying part in the device that humidifies the oxygen entering the patient’s respiratory system so that the patient feels better and the respiratory tract does not dry out.
Which oxygen generator is more suitable?
When buying an oxygen generator, you should pay attention to some points, because this device is directly in contact with the patient’s respiratory system and health, and it must be of good quality. The purity of the oxygen produced by the device is very important and must be more than 95% to provide the required oxygen and prevent shortness of breath. Also, the device must be prescribed by a specialist doctor and provide the patient with the required amount of oxygen per minute.
One of the most important points in buying this device is its sound. Because the patient may use it 24 hours a day and even during the night, and the sound of the oxygen generator should not disturb the patient or those around him. It is better that the sound of the device is less than 40 dB. The oxygen generator must have accurate warning systems so that if the oxygen purity decreases or the flow is interrupted, the alarm will sound. If the patient needs a special respiratory medicine, it is better to have an oxygen generator with a nebulizer outlet.
The CPAP device is one of the respiratory aid medical equipment that is used at home and helps to get rid of snoring and respiratory apnea. Respiratory apnea is one of the common problems during sleep that causes a person to stop breathing and has a problem with oxygen supply to the brain. If the number of apnea increases during sleep, various heart and brain problems will arise for the patient, and the patient will not be alert enough during the day. By creating a positive pressure air, CPEP helps the patient’s breathing and keeps the airway open. People who start using CPEP will quickly notice an improvement in apnea and feel better throughout the day.
In order to use CPAP, it is necessary to first take a sleep test from the patient so that the doctor can prescribe the required air pressure and enter the necessary settings in the device. Of course, there is also a type of C-Pep called Auto-C-Pep, which automatically detects the pressure required to eliminate apnea. In addition to treating apnea, CPEP is also used to improve pulmonary edema (accumulation of water in the air sacs of the lungs) and hypoxemic respiratory failure (decreased oxygen intake).
Important tips for buying C-Pep
Considering that this device is directly in contact with the respiratory system, the most appropriate brand and model should be obtained from a reputable company. CPEP should have sensitive sensors and recognize the breathing pattern well. Also, if the air flow is interrupted or the desired pressure is reduced or increased, the alarm will be activated. It is better if the device has a memory card and the patient’s information is stored in it so that it can be checked during the doctor’s visits and the settings of the device can be changed if necessary. In addition, the device must have a humidification system and deliver moist air to the lungs. In this case, the dryness of the respiratory system and the patient’s discomfort are prevented. The hose tube that connects the device to the patient’s mask must be flexible and rotate 360 degrees so that the patient has freedom of action, especially while sleeping.
Bi-Pep, like C-Pep, is a breathing aid device that helps improve apnea and other breathing problems. This device provides the air pressure required for inhalation and exhalation of the patient and is prescribed in more acute respiratory conditions. In fact, its pressure is determined in two values, unlike CPEP, which is set at one level, to be used for inhaling and exhaling. In addition to the home, the bi-pep device is also used in medical centers and is used in the treatment of the following diseases:
- Hypoventilation syndrome caused by obesity
- Pneumonia or lung infection
- Shortness of breath after long-term surgeries
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
There is also a need for a sleep test to use bi-pep. The automatic model of this machine is called Auto By Pep. In the use of bi-pep, a special mask called NIV mask is used for both C-pep and bi-pep. This mask has different types that are placed on the face and forehead or cover only the nose and are selected depending on the condition of the patient and the doctor’s diagnosis. This mask should have a suitable size and model and air leakage should not occur from it.
What points should be considered when buying bi-pep?
A good bi-pep should have powerful sensors to detect all kinds of problems such as air leaks, flow interruptions or improper pressure and activate the alarm system. Also, its sound should be low (less than 30 decibels) so as not to disturb the patient and those around him. Humidifier is very important, because dry air causes discomfort to the patient. The pressure range of the device should be wide so that, if necessary, the pressure can be increased little by little. The inlet filters of the device must remove pollution from the ambient air and direct clean air to the device.
All types of respiratory equipment, especially oxygen generators, C-PEP and BI-PEP, which have various applications, are very sensitive and directly affect the patient’s health. Therefore, it is very important to buy this equipment from reliable companies with warranty and after-sales service. In addition, due to their relatively high cost, there is a need for advice and guidance for the patient to get the best device at the right price depending on their needs. These equipments are offered in Derman Show online store and website experts are ready to respond to buyers and provide them with up-to-date and complete information.