heat and moisture exchanger

heat and moisture exchanger

a device placed within the patient's breathing circuit and the endotracheal tube, used to preserve moisture and heat. Fresh gas flow can evaporate moisture from mucous membranes in the respiratory tract.

heat and moisture exchanger

A device that retains some warmth and moisture from expired air and returns it to the intubated or laryngectomized patient during the following inspiration. The device prevents the patient from inhaling excessively cool, dry air that may damage the lower airways.
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The Performance of Membranes in a Newly Proposed Run-Around Heat and Moisture Exchanger, University of Saskatchewan.
Modeling and Simulation of the Transient Behavior of Run-around Heat and Moisture Exchanger System, Part I: Model Formulation and Verification.
Teleflex Medical announced today the launch of the Gibeck Humid-Flo Heat and Moisture Exchanger (HME), a novel patented device that allows the HME to remain in-line during medicated aerosol treatments given to the mechanically ventilated patient, which addresses many of the challenges traditionally associated with HMEs.
When the HME mode is selected, the Humid-Flo operates as a conventional Heat and Moisture Exchanger, conditioning breathing gases efficiently using the industry standard, Gibeck Microwell Paper technology.
Transient behavior of run-around heat and moisture exchanger system.
Modeling a run-around heat and moisture exchanger using two counter/cross flow exchangers.
The products to be introduced to the AARC members are the Comfort Flo([TM]) Humidification System, the Gibeck([R]) Humid-Flo([TM]) Heat and Moisture Exchanger, and the Hybrid([TM]) Universal Interface.
The Gibeck Humid-Flo Heat and Moisture Exchanger (HME) allows the HME to remain in-line during medicated aerosol treatments given to the mechanically ventilated patient.
Christopher Reeve is one of the patients that uses the Flocare Heat and Moisture Exchanger.
In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: breathing circuits, breathing filters, heat and moisture exchangers, endotracheal tubes, laryngeal masks and tracheostomy tubes.