ReddyPort, a medical technology company focused on bringing non-invasive ventilation (NIV) products into the market, launches ReddyPort Microphone and Controller, a device that includes a single-patient use microphone that integrates with ReddyPort Elbow, providing an interface for the application of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bi-level therapy.
ReddyPort Microphone and Controller is a proprietary system enabling clinicians and patients to communicate clearly with one another and their families during treatment, without removing their mask and reducing known risks for successful NIV therapy. For clinicians and family members, it helps ease the frustration of not being able to understand the patient behind the mask, especially during a life-threatening illness.
NIV is the use of breathing support, often administered through a face mask where air, with added oxygen, is delivered through positive pressure. This treatment is considered non-invasive because it is delivered with a mask fitted to the face, but without a need for tracheal intubation, and also used to wean patients off mechanical ventilation. NIV is the first line of therapy in respiratory insufficiency or failures like COPD, CHF1-2, Asthma3, pneumonia4, or ARDS5.
Dr. Quinn M. Snyder, an emergency physician in Mesa, Arizona, said: “Non-invasive ventilation is often a life-saving patient intervention for respiratory distress, but these ventilation masks create barriers for adequate communication between doctors and patients. As an emergency physician, my ability to obtain accurate and expedient clinical history can often alter the course of treatment. With the ReddyPort microphone technology, I am no longer deprived, of the information I need to care for these critical patients.”