A spacer is a device used for inhalation in pathologies of the respiratory system for all categories of patients, including young children and the elderly. Ease of operation and the uselessness of preparation for the procedure makes this device in demand and popular.
A spacer is a kind of chamber for transpiration of an inhalation agent into the lowest parts of the lungs, thereby enhancing the effect of the procedure. Asthma sufferers know that aerosols require synchronization of inhalation and valve depression. The spacer makes the procedure as simple as possible even for the smallest children who are difficult to teach how to use the device on their own, all you need to do is shake the medicine bottle, insert it into the adapter, spray and inhale through the mouthpiece on the other side.
5 Spacer Philips Respironics OptiChamber Diamond HH1331/00 (1109094)
Spacer Philips Respironics OptiChamber Diamond HH1331/00 (1109094)
The OptiChamber Diamond valve chamber is smaller than most traditional devices of this type. The OptiChamber Diamond design facilitates therapy for patients of different age groups and improves drug administration. The OptiChamber Diamond features low-resistance inspiratory and expiratory valves that open freely even at low flow rates found in children. A highly visible exhalation valve helps to measure the number of breaths and breath holding time. With the OptiChamber, more inhaled medication can be administered. The antistatic material prolongs the time the aerosol is in the mask and the patient can inhale it longer. The camera mouthpiece facilitates the transition from a child’s facemask to a mouthpiece and allows a 22mm adapter to be attached to the device. The high-flow whistle helps teach proper breathing.
4 Free-breath Baby Flow
Free-breath Baby Flow spacer
Free-breath Baby Flow was created specifically for children under the age of 5, but this does not exclude the possibility of using a spacer for inhalation by adults, because the manufacturer has launched additional masks (small, medium, large). The volume of the chamber is 175 ml, which is optimal for the lungs of a child. With the Free-breath spacer, you can be sure that the exhaled air does not remain inside the device and enter the lungs again.
The chamber is made of antiseptic polymeric material. In the composition you will not find phthalates, latex, bisphenol‑A, which not all manufacturers can boast of. The device is manufactured in accordance with GOST, declarations of conformity can be found in the public domain. The best sterility will provide a cap on the mouthpiece. The cuff developed by the company, which ideally fixes inhalation bottles of various shapes, will also be a big advantage.
The AeroChamber spacer is sold with masks made of medical silicone in 3 sizes, optimal for different age categories, depending on the modification, the color of the chamber design also differs: blue (the largest) — for children from 5 years old and adults, yellow — for babies from 1 up to 5 years, red — from birth to 18 months. Bright colors will distract the child’s attention for successful inhalation. The universal adapter is suitable for all types of vials.
The spacer valve opens only when inhaling, which prevents air from entering the chamber during exhalation. AeroChamber delivers drug particles no larger than 2 microns into the respiratory tract, since larger ones usually remain in the middle of the lungs, not reaching the alveoli. Judging by the reviews, the spacer is especially common in Ukrainian pharmacies, but in Russia it will be more difficult to find it, but you can always resort to online stores for allergy sufferers.
2 Air Liquide L’espace
Air Liquide L’espace
The Italian model L’espace spacer increases the speed and efficiency of the inhalation procedure due to the direct but gentle delivery of the drug to the lower bronchus. The 240 ml conical chamber is made of soft environmentally friendly silicone and is even dishwasher safe. The reviews write that a good decision of the manufacturers was to add a case to the package, which helps to keep the spacer clean when transported in a bag.
The model is highly effective even during the most severe asthma attacks, because its wide valve, regardless of the intensity of inspiration, transports the drug to the lungs. There are several modifications of the spacer in the assortment, for example, if the device will be used by a child, then the best choice would be models with adaptive masks, there are only 3 of them: for babies under 2 years old, for babies from 2 to 6 years old and for children from 6 years old.
1 Pari VORTEX
The German-quality spacer is famous for its unique cyclone technology, which breaks the drug into tiny particles due to silicone swirls inside the structure. The adaptive adapter fits a variety of bottle shapes. Numerous positive reviews confirm the effectiveness and benefits of the Pari VORTEX spacer, noting that the delivery of inhalation products is as simple as possible, and after the procedure there is no cough and discomfort in the throat.
The chamber has antistatic properties for better dosing of the medicine, and the protective cap ensures sterility. There are also models for children, which are supplied with a mask: orange “Ladybug” — for newborns, green “Frog” — from 2 years. Moreover, manufacturers have gone further and created a device for using the spacer with one hand. Pari VORTEX received a registration certificate from Roszdravnadzor.