The Blom-Singer MucusShield™ technology guards the foam filter from direct contact with mucus by creating an air-tight seal closure for speech to help enhance efficiency. With other HMEs, if mucus gets on the filter, the efficiency of the filter is reduced.
Blom-Singer HME with integrated MucusShield™ Occluder With the cooler weather approaching it is timely to remind your patients about the importance of daily HME use. Healthier breathing, Less Mucus and Less Coughing is achievable with the Blom-Singer HME system. The use of HME helps to protect the trachea and lower airway from drying and cooling, and helps inhibit bacterial growth common with the current change of season.
Additional unique advantages with the Blom-Singer HME In addition to our MucusShield™ occluder, the Blom-Singer HME includes extra features designed to help users breathe easily and speak with confidence.
EasyTouch™ Speech Button
The EasyTouch™ speech button represents an innovative step forward because it makes stoma occlusion simple. Users need only press the EasyTouch button with minimal, manual force, and it closes to produce voice. The feeling is definite. Users can feel when it’s completely closed, so they can speak with more confidence. Release the EasyTouch button, and it instantly returns to its open, breathing position.
24/7 heat and moisture exchange Our HMEs are "daily-disposible" 24-hour-use devices. You simply put on a new one each day and the benefits continue through the night.
The Blom-Singer HME System consists of an HME cartridge and our TruSeal® adhesive housing.
The HME cartridge contains:
• Our HumidiFilter® foam filter for heat and moisture exchange with an antimicrobial agent to inhibit bacterial growth on the filter. • Our innovative EasyTouchTM speech button for more confident speaking. • An integrated MucusShieldTM occluder to protect the HumidiFilter from mucus secretions and provide an air-tight seal closure (occlusion) for speech.
Putting your HME device together each day is no longer a concern. That’s because the new Blom-Singer HME cartridge is a daily-disposable device that comes fully assembled. You simply put on a new one each day.
Many laryngectomees suffer from involuntary coughing and excessive mucus production due to loss of their larynx. Studies indicate patients using a Blom-Singer HME have experienced a 60% reduction in mucus when using the device for at least seven consecutive days. (*Ref 1,2)
Humidified and Filtered Breathing helps reduce coughing, dryness and mucus secretions. Clinical studies also report improvements in shortness of breath, fatigue and malaise, sleep problems, anxiety and depression levels. (*Ref 3,4)
Increased Airway Resistance This is a role normally played by your nose. It is important for your lungs to benefit from good airflow resistance to supply the body with oxygen effectively, and eliminate carbon dioxide from your blood. Daily use of an HME has been demonstrated to have a positive effect on tissue oxygen saturation and optimal lung ventilation. (*Ref 7)
Antibacterial Inhibition on the Filter The HumidiFilter foam filter is treated with an agent to inhibit bacterial growth on the filter for a more hygienic environment.(*Ref 6)
Improved Quality of Life Reduced mucus, less coughing, and improved voice quality can increase your self-confidence, and give you more freedom in social situations by reducing the discomfort that comes with feeling as though your condition is drawing unwanted attention. (*Ref 5)
Product Details: The HME cartridge is a lightweight, daily disposable device that inserts into all styles of the TruSeal® Adhesive Housings. The Blom-Singer HME system may be used by all laryngectomees: esophageal speakers, electrolarynx users, and tracheoesophageal prosthesis users with manual occlusion.
ClassicFlow HME Cartridge Box of 30 Product Ref: BE1055EZ CH2 Order Code: 1783641 HumidiFilter Holder Product Ref: BE1060 CH2 Order Code: 1637804 HumidiFilter Foam Filters Box of 7 Product Ref: BE1070 CH2 Order Code: 1637812 HumidiFilter Foam Filters Box of 30 Product Ref: BE1080 CH2 Order Code: 1637821 HME System 7 day trial kit Product Ref: BE1055EZS CH2 Order Code: 1783650