Westmed invented the soft nasal cannula.
Westmed offers a broad range of sizes and types of Comfort Soft Plus nasal cannulas and masks.
Feel The Difference!
Westmed was the first company to provide a total solution for maximizing patient comfort while virtually eliminating ear and facial ulcers resulting from high interface pressure from hard PVC (polyvinylchloride) nasal cannulas. Westmed product development engineers created a unique and proprietary elastomeric polymer.
Comfort Soft Plus® is highly elastic and relieves pressure on and behind the ears, thereby preventing pressure ulceration. Conventional PVC cannulas are hard and create considerable friction and shear forces when dragged across the skin causing breakdown.
Product not made with Latex or DEHP
Available in Threaded Nut, eliminates need for Christmas Tree Adapter
New manufacturing process to adult nasal cannula nose piece allows for many benefits including more efficient production. See below for more information.
Westmed offers many products with CSP® Material
Nasal Mask is great for patients who cannot tolerate cannula or have septum breakdown requiring a break from nasal cannula.
Uses same flows as standard nasal cannula. Available in adult and pediatric version.
The Joint Commission (TJC) Advisory
- TJC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States.
- New Joint Commission advisory on pressure injuries related to medical devices (2018).
- This includes oxygen delivery tubing
- More than 30% of all hospital-acquired pressure injuries are caused by medical devices
- Significant cause of patient morbidity
- The advisory includes tips on assessment, education, positioning, device care, documentation, communication, and teamwork
VA Study –
- Incident of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer (HAPU) decreased to zero after switching to CSP
- Hospital was able to maintain record of zero HAPU caused by nasal cannulas for 23 months by using the CSP cannula
- Cost savings of almost $50,000 annual by eliminating the use of foam padding
- CSP cannula now a standard of care in the VA hospitals