Overview for Physicians
Hill-Rom provides information and services to physicians and other healthcare professionals to help patients with airway clearance complications.
This section describes The Vest® Airway Clearance System, how it works, and a brief description of the range of clinical applications.
The Vest® Airway Clearance System is designed to assist patients in the mobilization of retained secretions that, if not removed, may lead to increased rates of respiratory infection, hospitalization and reduced lung function.
The Vest® Airway Clearance System represents the 5th generation technology from the innovators of High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation of HFCWO. This therapy utilizes a device that generates increased airflow velocities that create cough-like shear forces and decreases secretion viscosity. Both serve to assist patients in moving retained secretions from smaller airways to larger airways where they can more easily be removed by coughing.
- Research & Evidence
The safety and efficacy of The Vest® System is established by a significant body of experimental, clinical and outcomes evidence. This section provides:
- Diseases & Conditions
This section describes airway clearance complications associated with a variety of diseases and the patients who have benefited from using The Vest® System.
Hill-Rom facilitates the insurance reimbursement paperwork. Reimbursement specialists:
- Compile and submit all documents
- Orchestrate appeals
- Follow through until all insurance issues are resolved
- Clinician Inservices & Seminars
Our Clinical Education Department provides seminars for physicians and other healthcare professionals to acquaint them with currently available airway clearance therapies, including The Vest® System.
Home Care products and services are offered by Advanced Respiratory, Inc., A Hill-Rom company.