What is the best Peak Flow monitor from HealthCare4All

This week I want to talk about a new range of products at HealthCare4All, called ‘Vitalograph‘.

So what is Peak Flow?

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Very simply it is a lung function test to measure how fast you can exhale. You take a full breath in, then blow out as fast as you can into a small, hand-held plastic tube called a peak flow meter. The measurement taken is called your peak flow.

When is it used?

A GP or asthma nurse might use a peak flow test to help see how open your airways are – they often use this test when you first tell them you’re experiencing symptoms that might be asthma. Your GP or asthma nurse should do a peak flow test at every annual asthma review as part of their routine checks.

This test is also useful for monitoring your asthma using a peak flow diary alongside a symptom diary and your asthma action plan. Take a look at www.asthma.org.uk for some more information.

Peak flow readings will vary depending on your age, your height and whether you’re a man or a woman. This test shows how your individual lung function changes.

Although your peak flow reading may be different in the morning or at night, it’s the pattern your scores make that’s important, rather than one score on its own. Most people have a best peak flow reading so you’ll be able to see when your reading goes up and down.

Keeping track of your peak flow whilst monitoring your symptoms can help you spot when your asthma is getting worse and when you need to use your reliever inhaler (usually blue) or get medical help.

1. Vitalograph asma-1 Electronic Asthma Monitor

The Vitalograph asma-1™ is a simple home use electronic respiratory monitor that measures PEF and FEV1 and may be integrated with smart phone or tablet for ePRO data collection. It offers greater accuracy than mechanical peak flow meters and eliminates the need for paper record cards.

Description:
Measures PEF and FEV1
FEV1 has less diurnal variability and is less effort dependent than PEF
Displays % of personal best for both PEF and FEV1
PEF and FEV1 zones can be personalised
Automatically assesses test quality
Automatically stores best values
Large, easy to read display
Stores 600 test sessions
Suitable for home use or professional use
For use in clinic with SafeTway mouthpieces or BVF Bacterial Viral Filters
Uses 2 long life alkaline AAA batteries (included)
Includes storage bag and mouthpiece
Easy to clean mouthpiece and flowhead
Language independent
Professional quality – Manufactured in Ireland
Please note: this version does not have PC or bluetooth connectivity. Please see our full range for other models with this feature e.g. Asma-1 USB

 

2.  The Vitalograph 40200 COPD-6 Respiratory Monitor

This pioneering device screens out those whose FEV1 is normal and who, therefore, do not have COPD without the risk of false COPD negatives, allowing spirometry resources to be focused on those most at risk.

Description:
For the early detection of COPD – quickly, simply and accurately
Identifies those at risk of COPD at the pre-symptomatic stage to allow early medical intervention and facilitate better clinical outcomes
Screens out those whose FEV1 is normal, and who therefore do not have COPD, without the risk of false COPD negatives
Facilitates ‘case selection’ so that spirometry resources can be focused on those most likely to be diagnosed with COPD
Monitors COPD patients using their ‘number’, the obstructive index, FEV1 as a percent of predicted
Displays FEV1, FEV6, ratio and % predicted, obstructive index, COPD classification and lung age
Built-in quality of blow indicator on a large, easy to read display
Easy to clean flowhead
Suitable for home use or professional use
For use in clinic with SafeTway mouthpieces or BVF Bacterial Viral Filters
Uses 2 long life alkaline AAA batteries (included)
Includes storage bag and mouthpiece
Displays the GOLD COPD classification (stage I – IV) to help recognise the need for a change in the patient’s management plan
Requires only minimal instruction for use by non-respiratory specialists
Please note: this version does not have PC or bluetooth connectivity. Please see our full range for other models with this feature e.g. COPD-6 USB

 

3) Vitalograph 40550 Respiratory Lung Monitor

Vitalograph lung monitor is a easy to use home monitoring device which records lung function parameters
Easy to use device for monitoring of lung function parameters for those with respiratory conditions including cystic fibrosis and transplant patients.
The lung monitor measures FEV1, FEV6 & the ratio with electronic and hard copy reports.
The device is simple to use and stores over 200 test sessions.

Description:
For simple, accurate lung function monitoring at home
Measures FEV1, FEV6 and the ratio
Displays % of personal best FEV1
Large, easy to read display
Electronic record – no need for record cards
Automatically stores best values in a test session
Quality of blow indicator
Easy to clean flowhead
For use in clinic with SafeTway mouthpieces or BVF Bacterial Viral Filters
Uses 2 long life alkaline AAA batteries (included)
Includes storage bag and mouthpiece
Language independent
Meets ATS/ERS:2005 Spirometry Guidelines
Please note: this version does not have PC or bluetooth connectivity. Please see our full range for other models with this feature e.g. Lung Monitor USB

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