Travel Air Manual (English, French, Italian, Dutch)

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Chapter 2: Intended Use Indications for Use The Travel Air® is indicated for the mobilization of secretions, lung expansion therapy, and the treatment and prevention of pulmonary atelectasis.

Patient Population The Travel Air® Impulsator® is for use on patient populations older than 2 years through adult.

Absolute Contraindications Not for use as a critical care, life-support device. • Untreated tension pneumothorax

• Untrained or unskilled operator

Relative Contraindications • History of pneumothorax

• Lack of patient cooperation

• Recent pneumonectomy

• Vomiting

• Pulmonary hemorrhage

• Pulmonary air leak (without functioning chest tube)

• Myocardial infarction

Possible Adverse Reactions • Decreased cardiac output

• Increased intracranial pressure

• Pneumothorax

• Increased air trapping

• Hyper-oxygenation

• Pulmonary air leak

• Pulmonary hemorrhage

• Hyperventilation

• Gastric distension

Physiological Benefits of TRUE-IPV® • Recruitment of atelectatic lung

• Mechanical bronchodilation

• Improved FRC

• May improve breathing pattern

• Decreased work of breathing

• Increased secretion mobilization