Our new and improved Boussignac CPAP mask helps enhance patient recovery

With so much evidence supporting the effectiveness of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) to enhance patient recovery, Vygon’s boussignac CPAP is now even more effective than ever with a new, improved mask for better fit and comfort.

The new mask has been specially designed by respiratory device experts Hans Rudolph so that it is easy to fit and sits securely on a patient’s face with very little room for dead space.

First launched 10 years ago, the boussignac CPAP blazed a trail for this type of non-invasive therapy delivered by a portable and lightweight device. By removing the need for mechanical ventilation and intubation, boussignac CPAP also eliminates the associated health risks, including airway trauma, barotrauma, volutrauma and infection. As an open system it is compatible with other devices so other therapies can continue during treatment.

The boussignac CPAP system works by using the incoming flow of oxygen to generate a turbulent virtual pressure valve in the open expiratory side of the mask1 by injecting high speed gas into a cylinder through angled side channels2.

CPAP is used by paramedics, A&E teams, and by clinicians both during and after surgical and medical procedures. It is by particularly effective in the following situations:

  • Acute pulmonary edema
  • Dyspnoea and severe respiratory distress
  • Acute, severe asthma
  • Drowning
  • Extra ventilation support during procedures, for example fibreoptic bronchoscopy
  • Weaning after post-operative intubation and ventilation, such as post-operative obese patients

“Clinicians have trusted our boussignac CPAP technology for many years now and we are delighted we can improve the patient experience, compliance and outcomes further still with our new mask,” explains Sam Kirby, Business Unit Manager for Anaesthesia & Emergency at Vygon. “As a proven, safe, simple and flexible alternative to mechanical ventilation it is recognised as an effective, easy to use device by teams both before and during hospital treatment.

1. Moritz F. et al. Boussignac continuous positive airway pressure device in the emergency care of acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema: a randomised pilot study. 2003. 5p.
2. Templier F. et al. “Boussignac” continuous positive airway pressure system: practical use in a prehospital medical care unit. 2002. 7p

Published 7th October 2019

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