Humidity is essential to the human respiratory system. Our nose and upper airway recondition the temperature and humidity of the inspired air to a correct level to support an ideal environment, crucial for gas exchange. During mechanical ventilation and anesthesia, the air supplied to the patient is usually colder and drier than regular air, which may result in poor inflation of the bronchioles and alveoli. If proper humidification is denied chronically, not only will gas exchange be affected, the airway defense system will be compromised because our cilia cells, despite being resistant to cold, heat, smoke and even infection, have one deadly weakness, and that is dryness.
Humi.AIDE’s humidification system provides a solution to both issues. It generates heat and moisture to the air that is supplied to the patients, minimizing all possible complications.
Benefits of Humidification Therapy
‧Increases patient comfort during therapy
‧Provides an ideal environment for efficient gas exchange
‧Maintains body temperature and prevents hypothermia
‧Encourages normal mucociliary activity to remove mucous
Humi.AIDE provides two humidification systems: active and passive.