Thursday, January 16, 2014

Video On How To Properly Use Trilogy 100 Portable Ventilator?

How Are You Going To Use Trilogy 100 And How To Set Up To Functions Well On Patient?

Many have been asking about how trilogy 100 can be set up properly to make sure that the patient is receiving the right amount of pressure they need. I have come up with this video that will explains properly The Correct Settings and usage of Trilogy 100 Portable Ventilator.

Now That you have seen it set up and how to use it. You can now rest assure that you are giving your patient the right amount of pressure from your Trilogy 100 machine. For home us you can contact your provider about this trilogy 100.

For orders you can visit Pulmonary Solutions. They are selling Trilogy 100 Portable Ventilator at a very affordable price. You may also Call 877-290-8636 to ask for this product.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How Sleep Talking Happens During Your Sleep?

Why Sleep Talking Happens—and How to Silence It

Sleep talking (also know as "somniloquy") is a sleep disorder that involves unconscious talking when you're asleep. The presentation can vary greatly between people, with some spontaneously talking while others notice it happens when someone talks to them in their sleep. Sleep talking can range from gibberish, nonsensical mumbles and rants, to complicated and totally coherent statements.

Sleep talking can happen to anyone, though it does appear to be somewhat inherited and affect males and children more often than women. The most common triggers are sleep deprivation, alcohol and drug use, fever, increased stress, anxiety and depression. It is also seen as a symptom in the context of other sleep disorders: night terrors, confusional arousals (waking up in a confused state), sleepwalking, sleep apnea and REM behavior disorder.
Sleep talking can happen at any time during the night and during any stage of sleep. In the earlier part of the night, people tend to be more in the deeper stages of sleep (stage 3/4), and their brain is essentially turned off and repairing from the day's events. During this stage, sleep talking tends to sound more like mumbling or gibberish. Sleep becomes lighter as the night progresses, with our brain becoming very active, processing emotions and memories (REM sleep and sleep stages 1 and 2). During these sleep stages, sleep talking tends to be more understandable to a bed partner and can become a narrative.
Though it isn't physically harmful, sleep talking can be extremely embarrassing for people. It can also be a major annoyance to anyone nearby who is trying to sleep, even leading to insomnia in those who share the room. Patients who sleep talk may avoid sleeping around others for concern that it might disrupt someone else's sleep, and sleep talkers often worry about saying something while asleep that might be embarrassing or problematic.
Many people try to decode their sleep talking experiences, but the reality is that the content can either be completely random or vaguely linked to past or present experiences. As a result, trying to decode it may be impossible. Interesting fact: Since sleep talking happens outside of conscious awareness, it isn't even admissible in a court of law.
For most people, sleep talking is typically short-lived and doesn't require any treatment. If it is happening multiple times per week, disrupts a bed partner's sleep, or if you have fears of sleeping around others, talk with a sleep specialist to rule out any other underlying medical or psychiatric disorder that might cause or worsen the problem. If sleep talking starts after the age of 25, it can typically be seen along with other medical or psychiatric issues. In severe cases, sleep talking may be associated with nocturnal seizures.
Proper sleep hygiene (e.g. keeping a regular bed and wake time, avoiding alcohol and tobacco at night, avoiding caffeine from the afternoon onwards), obtaining a full night's sleep each and every night, and minimizing stress and anxiety are all helpful and can reduce sleep talking events. Although it usually doesn't require treatment beyond proper sleep hygiene, more severe cases of sleep talking can be helped by medications and/or psychotherapy.
Bed partners often report that silicone earplugs, a fan or a white noise machine can help reduce noise from the sleep talker. If the sleep talking is especially loud or frequent and disrupts a bed partner's sleep, it might be best to sleep in separate rooms until the sleep talking is under control. Sound sleep at night will lead to less friction between couples and boost everyone's mood.
- by Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D.
Resources: Yahoo

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

CPAP Machine Failure Saves Family From Fire

Snoring wakes family and saves their lives before home is overtaken by fire, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

Fresh news about how snoring wakes the family because of a "CPAP Machine" failure and saves their live due to sudden fire burst in one section of their homes. According the Charlene Sakoda The Hester family from Chapel Hill, Texas is crediting their patriarch’s snoring for their fortunate escape from a house fire. The family was in bed for an hour that night when Dixie Hester awoke. Her husband, Bobby Hester told KLTV 7, "I use a CPAP machine because I have sleep apnea and I guess I started snoring, and I woke my wife up and she said 'turn on your machine.'" Bobby realized that his CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machine shut off because the power was out in part of the house.

Bobby Hester (KLTV)
While her husband checked on the circuit breakers, Dixie noticed a light coming from their yard. "She opened the mini-blinds and it was very clear something wasn't right, so we both come out the front door and it was, the house was on fire at the top of the house." The couple escaped the home they built in 2002 with Hannah, their 14-year-old daughter, their pet dog and cat, and a few select family heirlooms.

Dixie Hester (KLTV)
With a look away from the camera, Bobby was bravely able to say, "It saddens my heart, but after, after a while you realize it's just stuff, and the most important thing is we're still intact." Many in the community have offered help and donations to the Hesters, and several funds have been set up to assist them. It’s generosity that the family especially appreciates in their time of need.

No conclusion as to the cause of the fire has yet been reached however, the family is certain they were saved by the CPAP machine failure. Bobby reflected, "If it hadn't been for that, I don't know what the outcome would have been because I'm a pretty sound sleeper and my wife is, too. But we all made it out safely and that, you know if that's the Lord's way of doing it, that's fine enough for me, you know."

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

What's New With CoughAssist E70?

CoughAssist E70 clears airway secretions by simulating a real cough

CoughAssist E70 is the new generation of Mechanical Insufflator-Exsufflator. It redefines non-invasive secretion clearance for use in hospital and at home to improve patient lives and give clinicians new tools to enhance therapy efficacy.

Improving airway secretion removal 

CoughAssist E70 offers three customizable therapy setting presets to accommodate different patient conditions or circumstances once they have been discharged from hospital. The integrated Cough-Trak algorithm aids device titration and patient synchronization helping both comfort and compliance. Adjustable oscillation levels enhance mobilization and increase the benefits of therapy.

Treatment integrated with the patient’s life 

Device settings can be locked so that parameters cannot be inadvertently changed during treatment. Mains or battery powered, the CoughAssist E70 is a truly portable solution, offering patients increased freedom and support. An intuitive interface and large color monitor make it easier to assess treatment and fine tune device settings to improve therapy efficacy and comfort.

Introducing new tools for close follow-up at home

Data management tools help assess therapy efficacy and adapt settings as required, or as a disease progresses.

  • Peak Cough Flow and Vti are displayed after each cycle providing helps to determine the proper inspiratory pressure needed to deliver a deep inhalation and allowing adjustment of the expiratory pressure needed to deliver an effective cough
  • SpO2 and heart rate monitoring at rest gives instant feedback on therapy efficacy
  • An SD card records therapy data for extended follow-up
  • Compatibility with DirectView software gives a complete view of therapy

Delivering innovations to meet your patient’s needs 

Lightweight, portable and yet robust

  • Handle for easy transportation
  • Transport bag
  • Optional detachable battery
Delivers one day of therapy. One day of therapy is defined as performing a typical treatment 4 times. A typical treatment being 4 – 6 sequences of 4 – 6 cough cycles at +/-40 cmH2O, each phase lasting 2s.

Flexibility in delivery of therapy

Optional foot pedal allows the caregiver to perform manual chest thrusts whilst holding the interface.

Cross platform continuity

  • Compatibility with the Philips Respironics optional oximetry module allows monitoring of SpO2 and heart rate at rest
  • Data can be queried with other Philips Respironics respiratory software
  • Optional detachable battery is interchangeable with other Philips Respironics devices


  • Face mask available in 5 different sizes
  • Trach adapter
  • Mouthpiece


Over all this CoughAssist E70 is one of a kind in terms of delivering great results for patient whether at hospitals or stayed at home patient. For more inquiries and updates visit Pulmonary Solutions Cough Assist E70 product info.