Philips Respironics DreamStation BiPAP AVAPS
Every patient suffering from chronic respiratory disease has changing therapeutic demands. With DreamStation BiPAP AVAPS noninvasive ventilation solutions, you have the power to treat them that way. Using clinically proven therapy solutions, DreamStation noninvasive ventilators adapt to these changing patient needs, helping to normalize ventilation.
The DreamStation BiPAP AVAPS machine provides an advance breathing therapy and support you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Noninvasive ventilation therapy is the name of the game and the DreamStation more than delivers. Your therapy is automatically adjusted to suit your breath-by-breath needs and features the ability to provide up to 30cm H2O.
Benefits of AVAPS
Average Volume Assured Pressure Support is an innovative technology offered by Philips Respironics. In order to ensure a customised care for the end-user the AVAPS will automatically adapt pressure which allows a consistent tidal volume. Sound confusing? Essentially AVAPS measures the average tidal volume of your breath and reports this information to the BiPAP machine, which adjusts your IPAP pressure to reach your target tidal volume. This automatic adjustment happens with your constant need for change as well as any disease progression. By constantly measuring and adjusting your tidal volume, the DreamStation delivers ventilation efficacy as well as simplifying the titration process .
We could all use extra help where necessary right? By helping to increase your comfort during therapy, the humidifier manages any possible rainout in your tube/mask. The consistent humidity is delivered straight into the tube providing relief. The humidifier is connected directly to the device and features dry box technology which helps reduce the chance of having water enter the device which could damage it greatly. Something wonderful to note about this humidifier is that it comes with two modes; Standard or Adaptive mode. Standard mode simply provides constant humidity at the level of your choice(range of 0-5, 0 being off and 5 being the highest) however adaptive mode monitors the ambient humidity and makes automatic adjustment to heat levels throughout the night not only providing you with optimal humidity but also preserving water so that it doesn't run dry before you wake up.
Optional Heated Tubing
You can purchase heated tubing as an add on option which will ensure that the humidity levels from your humidifier to the tube and straight into the mask will stay constant. There are five different levels of temperature available for your liking which gives you enough flexibility to find what suits you best. Rainout is a big no-no as it can cause irritation by allowing for excess moisture into the mouth or nose during use, resulting in side effects such as a sore throat/dry nose or abrutply waking up causing you to lose out on good sleep.