Cough Assist Program

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Muscular Dystrophy South Australia works in partnership with Philips Healthcare – an organisation committed to developing tools that deliver value throughout the complete cycle of care, from disease prevention to screening and diagnosis, to health management and monitoring, to treatment. Muscular Dystrophy South Australia works in partnership with Philips Healthcare – an organisation committed to developing tools that deliver value throughout the complete cycle of care, from disease prevention to screening and diagnosis, to health management and monitoring, to treatment.

Special thanks to Variety and Cops for kids for providing funding to support this vital program.

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Please follow the links below to view some of the products Philips offers.

Cough Assist E70: http://coughassiste70.respironics.com/

Trilogy 100: http://trilogy100.respironics.com/

These devices can be rented or purchased through Philips Sleepeasy centres: www.healthcare.philips.com/au_en/homehealth/respironics/contactus.wpd

Muscular Dystrophy SA provides potentially life-saving CoughAssist™ Machines to the SA neuromuscular community through Philips Healthcare.

The CoughAssist™ machine assists people with muscular dystrophy by inducing both a slow inhale and a rapid exhale; this encourages natural coughing, whilst avoiding problems associated with more invasive procedures. Those with muscular dystrophy are unable to cough, and accumulated secretions, even from a mild cold, make them prone to complications such as pneumonia and bronchitis. More often than not, they are admitted to hospital. Since CoughAssist™ machines have been in people’s homes, Muscular Dystrophy SA has identified a significant reduction in the incidence of hospital and ICU admissions, Emergency Department presentations, chest infections and visits to doctors.