We offer several types of Passy-Muir Valve to enable the medical team to offer the best suitable solution for the individual.
We have available for further reading and reference, an excellent Passy-Muir clinical pack which we recommend members of the Healthcare team to read. This comprehensive guide clearly highlights the benefits of the valves and illustrates many aspects of the management of tracheostomised patients (Adult as well as Paediatric).
The “No Leak” design of the Passy-Muir Valves (PMVs) means that the valve is always in a closed position until the patient inhales. The valve opens easily with less than normal inspiratory pressures and closes automatically at the end of the inspiratory cycle without air leak and without patient expiratory effort.
Unlike open position speaking valves, the closed position of the PMV allows the patient to create a positive airway pressure and restores the patient to a more normal “closed respiratory system.” The “closed system” also creates a protective column of air in the tracheostomy tube which resists secretions from moving up the tube and occluding the valve. Instead, secretions may be coughed up around the tube and expectorated or suctioned from the mouth.
Have a closed position “No Leak” design that restores a closed respiratory system.
Maintains a column of air in the tracheostomy tube and redirects airflow and secretions up the trachea.
Have an open position design that causes air leakage during exhalation.