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INTERNATIONAL TRACHEOSTOMY SYMPOSIUM (ITS) 2019

Passy-Muir and Main Medical are delighted to sponsor the Patient and Family Session at ITS 2019
If you are currently working in Trache care or would like to, we encourage you to attend this meeting.  The 5th ITS promises to be a very exciting, patient-centred, scientifically rigorous and dynamic meeting. Please visit www.ITS2019.com.au  for updates on the program and our esteemed key note speakers.


  • Rebecca Schaffler

The NEW EMST150™ breathing device

Let me start by sharing what’s NEW!!

We are thrilled to announce the introduction of the EMST150 into our product offering. Given swallowing issues are so often associated with laryngectomy patients we regularly feel powerless to support you in this area … until now! The EMST150 strengthens the muscles involved in coughing, swallowing and breathing. Let me tell you more …


Arriving soon...the EMST150

Expiratory Muscle Strength Trainer

The EMST150 is the most scientifically tested, clinically proven, handheld expiratory muscle strength trainer available! Designed by a well-respected team of researchers, the one of kind EMST150 device now has over a decade worth of evidence-based outcomes. (Clinical evidence). The EMST150 research team and scientists worldwide found that the simple use of the EMST150 over a short period of time results in an unquestionable improvement in breathing force while improving the strength of cough, swallow and voice (read article here).  

In trial after trial, the EMST150 training system has shown significant improvements in the strength of healthy individuals, and individuals diagnosed with neurological/neurogenic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and spinal cord injury.
  • Rebecca Schaffler

Dr Blom in Australia Workshop dates for 2019

DR BLOM WORKSHOPS 2019

Our annual “Dr Blom's Course in Australia” Workshops are filling fast! Places are limited so if you or a colleague wish to attend, please register online to secure your place or contact me as soon as possible to reserve you a place.
Register your place now
  • Rebecca Schaffler

Online Education Update


Our online education is always available for you to complete in a time that suits you.
 

Passy-Muir, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life of patients with tracheostomies and ventilator-dependence. All of Passy Muir’s online education is free and is offered for continuing education credits.


We have worked with Inhealth Technologies to make medical education available to you online at any time. This professional series of webinars include six of the most common topics for you to view on demand.
  • Rebecca Schaffler

As Spring blooms, so does our product range

NEW Servox Digital XL - Care Tips

NEW Buchanan Shower Shield 

The InHealth Shower Collar is no longer available. Fear not, we have an alternative and your patients can still shower with confidence wearing the BUCHANAN SHOWER SHIELD.

The PVC material helps prevent water entering the stoma as it is waterproof. 

To order please use product code: LASHC0001 

ORDER HERE WITH CH2 Special launch price $23.00

  • Rebecca Schaffler

Private Healthcare Rebate Announcement September 2018

We are excited to announce that effective 14th September 2018, patients with private health cover will be able to claim back some funds on the Classic Indwelling, Rapid Response range, Advantage and Dual Valve Voice Prostheses. 

The Passy Muir Tracheal Speaking Valves are also rebatable.

The billings codes to use are:

  • Blom-Singer Dual Valve and Advantage Voice Prostheses - Use Billing Code: PT001
  • Blom-Singer Classic and Rapid Response Indwelling Voice Prostheses - Use Billing Code: PT002
  • Passy Muir Tracheal Speaking Valve - Use Billing Code: PT003
  • Rebecca Schaffler

Introducing the new 22Fr Gel Caps


The Gel Cap Insertion Method, to permit ease and comfort of prosthesis insertion, has been a bedrock of the Blom-Singer Voice Prosthesis range since 1992. In response to your feedback, we now offer gel caps in a wide variety of sizes, including our new 22 Fr. Gel Cap. These are truely a Wish Come True for hand folding large flanged voice prosthesis. 
  • 16 Fr. Replacement Gel Caps, pack of 90 (BE 3190)
  • 18 Fr. Replacement Gel Caps, pack of 90 (BE 3195)*
  • 20 Fr. Replacement Gel Caps, pack of 90 (BE 3290) 
  • 22 Fr. Replacement Gel Caps, pack of 60 (BE 3295) *
*Please note the 18Fr. and 22Fr. are for hand folding only and notfor use with the Gel Cap Insertion System.
Please contact us for a sample
  • Rebecca Schaffler

Main Medical honours World Head and Neck Cancer Month

Main Medical honoured World Head and Neck Cancer Day on Friday 27th Jul

We know how hard you are all working and hope you also have time to honor the day and yourselves, to celebrate the fabulous difference you are making to peoples lives.

Cancer Australia reports that head and neck cancer is the 7th most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. The number of new cases of head and neck cancer diagnosed in 2017 were estimated at a total of 4956 = 3625 males and 1330 females. Plus people living with head and neck cancer at the end of 2012 (diagnosed in the 5 year period 2008 to 2012) totals 15,352. Between 1984–1988 and 2009–2013, 5-year relative survival from head and neck cancer improved from 61% to 69%. This goes to show what valuable, necessary work is being done in the industry as a whole and gives us a reason to celebrate World Head and Neck Caner Day today. 

  • Rebecca Schaffler

Main Medical team up with Kapitex

- Important distribution change - 
Main Medical team up with Kapitex

Buchanan bibs, Laryngofoam, Trachi-Naze HME, Stoma Studs, Kapitex Lary Tubes and Dysphagia products...patient solutions we know and love...are now exclusively distributed through Main Medical / CH2.

See Kapitex official announcement 

We are delighted to be able to extend our product range and bring you the popular KAPITEX range of products to complement our current offer. KAPITEX are a market leader in the development and manufacture of medical devices for use in tracheostomy and particularly laryngectomy patients. KAPITEX are a science-based and clinically orientated company and are especially proud of their excellent reputation for product quality and service, which makes KAPITEX a perfect partner for Main Medical.

 

Trachi-Naze +Plus
A revolutionary breakthrough for neck breathers, Trachi-Naze +Plus provides an HME solution without the need for glue or sticky base plates. Along with Kapi-Gel designed to provide an airtight seal for recessed stomas.  

Trachi-Naze _Plus Stoma Stud System Fitting

 

 

Kapitex Stoma Studs
Available in four sizes, Kapitex Stoma Studs are simple devices to help keep the stoma patent. They provide the right balance between comfort and flexibility and give the necessary support to the stoma opening. 

 

 

Laryngofoam
Laryngofoam filters offer the laryngectomee lightweight, comfortable and unobtrusive protection. The filters warm, moisten and filter the incoming air and can be applied in seconds.

 

 

Buchanan Protectors
High quality laryngectomy & tracheostomy protectors delivering proven filtration and heat moisture exchange benefits. Combining essential airway protection and comfort!

Buchanan Laryngectomy / Tracheostomy Protectors 

  • Rebecca Schaffler

Hope to see you at the ANZHNCS

We are looking forward to exhibiting at the 15th ISMR meeting in a few weeks time and hope to see a lot of you there. If you haven’t registered yet and would like to attend, its not too late to sign up.

Click here for more information https://www.anzhncs-ismr2018.com/support/
  • Rebecca Schaffler