Vibralung Aerosol Therapy
Simultaneous Aerosol Therapy
The Circulaire® II Hybrid aerosol delivery device may be coupled with the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor if wetting agents or inhalation medications are prescribed. The Circulaire II Hybrid is the only nebulizer system approved for use with the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor. The Vibralung Patient Kit includes an Aerosol Y-adapter that allows interfacing the Circulaire to the Hand-held Transducer (HHT).
Obtain and attach the Circulaire II Hybrid aerosol delivery system as shown in the schematics below.
Remove the Standard Y-adapter, replace with the Aerosol Y-adapter, and transfer the mouthpiece to the Aerosol Y-adapter. Insert the Circulaire II Hybrid aerosol delivery system on to the tail of the Aerosol Y-adapter. The entire configuration should appear as shown in the “bird’s eye view” drawing above.
The Circulaire II Hybrid, when coupled with the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor via the Aerosol Y-adapter, provides a pathway for inhalation and exhalation with minimal mechanical dead space, while the Aerosol Y-adapter provides a straight and unimpeded waveguide for the sound waves to travel through. In this manner, the acoustical energy remains coupled to the patient’s airway during inhalation and exhalation.
Further, PEP can also be administered by way of the Circulaire, which has a Variable Expiratory Resistor on the exhalation port. Finally, because many of the patients who may benefit from ACT and simultaneous aerosol therapy via the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor also have pulmonary infections, an exhalation filter is included in the exhalation pathway of the Circulaire to prevent fugitive medications and patient droplets from being emitted into the room and possibly inhaled by caregivers, other patients or family members.
Instructions for Use, as well as instructions for cleaning and disinfecting the Circulaire II Hybrid aerosol drug delivery system, can be found in the downloadable online manuals below.
Vibralung Online Manuals
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Circulaire II Hybrid Instructions for Use
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For further information on the Circulaire II family of aerosol delivery systems, please visit the Circulaire II High-Efficiency Aerosol Drug Delivery Systems page.