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Our NIV mask portfolio - Offering comfort to your patients

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Our NIV mask portfolio - Offering comfort to your patients

Date: 07.10.2022

Hamilton Medical has joined forces with Pulmodyne to offer a comprehensive range of interfaces for your patients.

Alternate mask type during treatment

Prolonged wearing of NIV masks may lead to the development of pressure ulcers (Grieco DL, Maggiore SM, Roca O, et al. Non-invasive ventilatory support and high-flow nasal oxygen as first-line treatment of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and ARDS. Intensive Care Med. 2021;47(8):851-866. doi:10.1007/s00134-021-06459-21​). One way to guard against this is to alternate the mask type during treatment - that’s why we offer a wide range of masks in different sizes and configurations. Our product portfolio includes masks for both pediatrics and adults in different configurations and sizes, either vented or non-vented and with or without an anti-asphyxia valve. They are all designed to increase patient comfort and compliance in respiratory distress scenarios.

  • Their optimal fit soothes the pressure points.
  • The double-lip design of the cushion provides an efficient seal.
  • The forehead cushion keeps the mask in position and does not compromise the wearing comfort.

You can choose from nasal, full face, or total perimeter configurations to ensure the most suitable fit for each individual patient. If you are wondering about the differences between the various configurations, here is a quick overview:

Nasal masks (BiTrac NIV)

The nasal masks (Only available in the USA​) complement the full face masks. Their position on the nose gives patients the freedom to eat and talk, thereby improving their quality of life. They also reduce the amount of skin at risk of developing pressure ulcers. However, the efficacy of these masks depends on the patient keeping their mouth closed.

Patient in bed wearing nasal mask
Patient in bed wearing nasal mask

Full face masks (BiTrac NIV)

The full face masks are the standard for treatment with NIV. They are intended for patients with high respiratory demands or spontaneously breathing patients needing noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for respiratory support. The shape of the mask allows the patient to breathe through their mouth, so CO2 elimination is smoother as there is minimal nasal resistance.

Patient in bed wearing full face mask
Patient in bed wearing full face mask

Total perimeter masks (BiTrac MaxShield)

The total perimeter masks avoid direct pressure on the nose, instead dispersing it over a larger surface area. They can also reduce the feeling of claustrophobia for the patient. By sealing around the perimeter of the face, the masks provide a great solution in the case of nasal bridge challenges or other facial deformations and abnormalities.

Patient in bed wearing total perimeter mask
Patient in bed wearing total perimeter mask

For detailed ordering information, con­tact your local Hamilton Medical representative or visit our Hamilton Medical e-catalog.

Follow the link below to explore our guide to the full range of masks.

 

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