Vibralung Assembly & Setup Instructions
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Components of the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor
Two major component parts make up the basic Vibralung Acoustical Percussor:
Unpacking and Preparing the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor for First Use
Refer to these drawings for identification of other components:
The Vibralung Acoustical Percussor is packaged in two cartons. One carton contains the reusable TCU and associated accessories and the other contains the disposable HHT assembly with mouthpiece, two different Y-adapters and Variable Expiratory Resistor.
Vibralung Patient Kit. C = Cone, MP = Mouthpiece, HHT = Hand-Held Transducer,
SY = Standard Y=adapter, AY = Aerosol Y-adapter.
Follow these steps to unpack, test and set up the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor:
[dropcap1]1[/dropcap1]Remove the TCU and electrical transformer (battery charger) from their shipping carton.
[dropcap1]2[/dropcap1]Optionally, mount the TCU on a pole between ¾ and 1¼ inch in diameter using the supplied pole-mounting slide bracket on the back of the TCU as shown in the figure below. This requires a compatible pole-mount clamp (e.g., Westmed #4056, optional, not-supplied).
[dropcap1]3[/dropcap1]Plug the battery charger into an electrical outlet and into the TCU. Charge the TCU’s internal batteries until fully charged (which should take no more than 4 hours). All 9 Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) should flash 3 times quickly and then the Charging and Power LEDs should remain illuminated during the charging process. Disconnect charger after batteries are charged, as the TCU will not operate while the charger is connected.
[dropcap1]4[/dropcap1]After charging is complete, perform a Power On Self Test (POST) to verify that the TCU software and processor is operating properly: Turn the TCU on by pressing the Power control button once. The POST will occur immediately as evidenced by all 9 LEDs flashing 3 times. If the TCU passes the POST, the Pause and Power LEDs will remain illuminated. If other LEDs are illuminated, or if no LEDs are illuminated, the TCU failed the POST and should not be used.
[dropcap1]5[/dropcap1]Remove the HHT and cable from the shipping carton and connect the HHT to the TCU. Straighten the cable to eliminate kinks and plug the cable coming out of the bottom of the HHT handle into the jack located on the left side of the TCU.
[dropcap1]6[/dropcap1]Attach the appropriate Y-adapter as shown in the Assembly section below:
[dropcap3]a.[/dropcap3]For EMAAC therapy without simultaneous aerosol therapy, attach the “Standard Y-adapter” to the Cone of the HHT as shown in the figure below. The mouthpiece and Variable Expiratory Resistor is already attached.
[note_box]Note: The “Standard Y-adapter” is the one with the small square purple cap on the inspiratory valve housing located on the longer limb of the Y with the mouthpiece and Variable Expiratory Resistor already attached. The Vibralung may now be used in this configuration.[/note_box]
[dropcap3]b.[/dropcap3]For EMAAC therapy with simultaneous aerosol therapy, attach the “Aerosol Y-adapter” to the Cone of the HHT as shown in the figure below.
[note_box]Note: The “Aerosol Y-adapter” is the plain one without any attachments or the “square purple cap.” It is for use with the Westmed Circulaire II Hybrid Aerosol Drug Delivery device and the HHT. The Circulaire II Hybrid may be attached and used in this configuration.[/note_box]
[dropcap1]7[/dropcap1]Orient the TCU so that it is easily accessible while leaving a small amount of slack on the cord between the TCU and the HHT.
Vibralung Acoustical Percussor Treatment Control Unit (TCU) mounted with the supplied pole-mounting slide bracket and optional pole-mount clamp.
The Vibralung Acoustical Percussor may be assembled in two configurations only. The default configuration, without simultaneous aerosol delivery, is shown first. Connect the long end of the Standard Y-adapter to the cone. The mouthpiece should be at the opposite end and the Variable Expiratory Resistor should be on the tail of the Y. The outlet port of the cone should approximate the 3 o’clock position as you are facing it, as shown in the “user’s view” inset drawing below:
HHT with “Standard Y-adapter,” configured for use without aerosol therapy.
If simultaneous aerosol therapy is required, obtain and attach the Circulaire II Hybrid aerosol delivery system as shown 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 outlet port of the cone should approximate the 3 o’clock position as you are facing it as shown in the “bird’s eye view” inset drawing below:
HHT with “Aerosol Y-adapter,” configured for use with the Circulaire II Hybrid aerosol delivery system.
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