Aerosol Delivery Devices
Earlier, an asthma attack could be dangerous, even fatal in some cases. But now, many top healthcare brands are manufacturing Aerosol Delivery Devices at competitive prices, making them available to even the lower strata of the society. Just one spray and even the worst attack can be brought under control.
Nebulizers are predominantly used in the treatment of asthma. They convert liquid medicine into a mist so that it enters the lungs directly. Nebulizers make breathing easier instantly. Though usually they are used for children, sometimes adults are also recommended to use them, especially if their asthma attacks are severe.
Oxygen concentrators are literally a lifesaver for patients with respiratory issues. They take air from the surroundings with 21% concentration and convert it to 100% oxygen for inhalation. It is usually used as a means of providing supplemental oxygen for those with chronic respiratory disorders.
A pulse oximeter is used to measure the level of oxygen in hemoglobin. This level is called oxygen saturation level. A pulse oximeter is worn on your wrist or clipped onto your finger. It measures the amount of oxygen your organs are receiving. This device is useful for infants or for adults with COPD issues. Normal oxygen saturation levels are between 95 to 100 percent. Anything less than 90% is considered critical.
A ventilator is a machine used to assist in breathing for patients who are unable to do so. Ventilators are usually used in cases of a patient in a coma or some other debilitating disease in which they are unable to breathe or are breathing insufficiently. They provide mechanical breathing by pushing artificial air into the lungs and thus providing the bodily organs with oxygen. A ventilator needs to be regulated by a medical doctor or a trained nurse on a regular basis.
Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus (EEBA)
An Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus (EEBA) is a lifesaving device that is used in escaping from hazardous situations like fire, toxic smoke, poisonous gases, etc. An EEBD has an audible alarm which sounds in case the surrounding air depletes. EEBD is not a firefighting device. Instead, it is used to help people escape from the situation without getting affected.