Screening for COPD with Carefusion Micro 1 & PulmoLife Spirometers
COPD is a term used to describe a variety of chronic diseases, commonly involving emphysema, chronic bronchitis, chronic asthma. All these conditions constrict the airways and increase difficulty breathing; ultimately decreasing individuals' quality of life (Lung Foundation Australia, 2019).
Because lung tissues such as the alveoli (air sacs) cannot repair itself, there are currently no direct treatments or cure for COPD. However, COPD is manageable with professional diagnosis, care and a change in lifestyle.
These CareFusion spirometry devices provide a diagnostic solution which allows individuals, caretakers and professionals to determine lung capacity / quality / age and screen for chronic pulmonary obstructive diseases. If you suspect you have COPD, please consult your health practitioner.
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Carefusion Micro 1 Spirometer
A powerful and suitable choice for GPs, private clinicians, outpatient departments and occupational health settings.
The Micro 1 spirometer allows for the measurement of 9 pulmonary function parameters such as FEV1, FEV6, FVC, FEV1/FEV6, FEV1/FVC, PEF, FEF25-75, FEF75 and FEF25.
The Micro 1 is a rechargeable device and comes with a micro USB cable which allows for results from the last patient tested to be sent directly to a windows computer, where it can be printed and / or saved to a patient file.
This spirometer meets the standards of the ATS/ERS Taskforce: 'Standardisation of Lung Function Testing' (2005).
The Micro I features a 128x128pc backlit monochrome LCDm display with an operating time of up to 30hours when fully charged. It measures 16.2cm x 6.1cm x 3.0cm and weighs 152g.
The Micro 1 spirometer comes standard in a carry case protected by foam backing. The package includes two one-way mouthpieces, MicroGard bridging cylinder for mouthpieces and bacterial / viral filters, USB cable, measurement turbine and device charger.
Carefusion PulmoLife Spirometer
Compact and consistent, the PulmoLife spirometer is a device that is easy to operate making it suitable for personal care, home use and also clinical use.
The PulmoLife features a clear liquid crystal display which displays intuitive illustrations upon use. The four soft touch buttons makes navigating through the user interface extremely simple and easy to learn.
The Pulmolife's main function is to measure the patients Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV1) provides quick check of lung function to highlight signs of disease as early as possible. Results are also accompanied by illustrations on the display to communicate the severity of lung damage to the user.
PulmoLife allows the individual to change variables such as age, weight, height and race to ensure an accurate reading on FEV1.
The device dimensions are 13x6x4cm, weighs only 96g and comes in a carry case which protects the unit. The PulmoLife is packaged with 1 MicroGard filter attachment and four 1-way mouthpieces.
Device hygiene and patient safety accessories
The one-way mouthpiece is a cardboard cylinder designed to fit in on the device airflow inlet. It is intended to be a single-use item which makes spirometry for the user more hygienic.
Similar to the one-way mouthpiece, The bacterial / viral filter is connected to the device via the Carefusion MicroGard adapter which comes standard with the both the Micro 1 and PulmoLife. This accessory protects the clinician from any potential air born pathogens that might be expired by the patient.