redefining the standard for humidification in NIV

Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is a standard of care for the treatment of exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Tolerance of NIV is usually tied to patient comfort, thus comfort is a very critical issue to therapy compliance.
There is consent that humidification during invasive mechanical ventilation is a standard of care. Delivery of compressed cool and anhydrous gas could cause severe complications such as alterations in tracheobronchial structure and function, thickening secretions, mucus plugging of airways and possible endotracheal-tube occlusion.

Humidification is needed during invasive and noninvasive ventilation

NIV covers a wide range of therapies, starting from CPAP (for sleep apnea at home) to high levels of ventilatory support in the Intensive Care Unit.

Successful NIV is predicted by improved patient comfort, because the work of breathing is reduced. It is well known that humidification is having a positive effect to patient comfort, therefore NIV tolerance. Severe discomfort related to mouth dryness has been reported.

The cooling of airway mucosa results in heat and moisture loss and drying, which increases airway resistance, resulting in increased work of breathing.

The all new WILAmed AIRniva Respiratory Gas Humidifier provides optimal heated and humidified gas, supporting patient compliance to NIV treatment in an easy and safe manner.

Small but powerful

  • Advanced, small and compact design
  • Designed to heat and humidify respiratory gases, delivered to the patient via a mask or nasal cannula
  • Three modes of humidification
  • Can be operated with heated wire system and with non-heated wire system

About WILAmed

WILAmed is an international manufacturer and distributor of medical devices and accessories in the area of invasive and non-invasive ventilation. Our products provide an important contribution in respiratory care all over the world. We develop individual solutions for complex care requirements in neonatology and pediatrics. As a medium-sized company we serve through authorized trade partner to the homecare sector, as well as clinics, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.

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