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ResMed Astral 100 Ventilator

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The market of home ventilators to choose from keeps growing as the size of the ventilators gets smaller. This month, we take a look at the Astral 100 from ResMed.

From initial setup to everyday use, the award-winning Astral offers greater freedom, confident care and designed efficiency to enrich life for you and your patients. It offers a range of treatment options for both adult and pediatric patients, and is compatible with a variety of interfaces to deliver excellence in invasive and noninvasive life support ventilation.

Key features

Astral Connectivity to AirView: ResMed's connectivity module will enable care providers to access key patient data in the cloud to better manage and improve the care for life support patients, all within ResMed's secure, HIPAA-compliant cloud network.

iVAPS: ResMed's intelligent Volume-Assured Pressure Support mode adjusts to a patient's respiratory rate, targets alveolar ventilation and automatically adjusts pressure support as needed to accommodate each patient's unique needs, even as their disease progresses. iVAPS is indicated for patients weighing more than 66 lbs (30 kg).

Confident care: The large, color touch screen displays vital treatment information at the touch of a button; live monitoring and a full range of alarms gives clinicians peace of mind.

Greater freedom: Designed for freedom and mobility, Astral weighs only 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg). Its mobility bag features a transparent panel that makes the screen fully visible and accessible, and includes straps to wear over the shoulder or mount onto wheelchairs. And it's extremely quiet at just 35 dBA, making life more peaceful for you and others.

Suitable for pediatric use: Because a child's ventilation needs are different, we've designed a whole system for pediatric care: Astral with our Pixi pediatric mask (designed especially for children).

Delivering personalized therapy: What is iVAPS?

ResMed's intelligent Volume-Assured Pressure Support, or iVAPS, is a unique, volume-assurance mode that intelligently and automatically tailors therapy to patients' individual breathing needs. It targets each patient's alveolar ventilation, and auto-adjusts to maintain the target and stabilize ventilation. ResMed devices featuring iVAPS technology - along with intelligent Backup Rate (iBR) - allow you to provide optimal care for those whose condition is likely to change during therapy, such as patients with neuromuscular disease (NMD), obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

As always, ask a doctor which ventilator is right for you. Apple Homecare Medical Supply can provide whichever ventilator your doctor orders.

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