POWERbreathe EX1 EMT – Medic
The POWERbreathe EX1-Medic EMT device is recommended for use with patients who need to forcefully empty air from their lungs. Expiratory muscle training is also beneficial to patients with dysphagia and dysarthria, as well as, older adults with reduced expiratory strength.
The following items come as standard with every EX1 EMT purchase:
- EX1 EMT Medic device
- Storage pouch
- 4 x Cleansing Tablets – except for in the USA. Genuine POWERbreathe devices will not contain POWERbreathe Cleansing Tablets in the USA, as these tablets are not approved for sale and/or distribution within the USA by the regulatory authorities.
EX1-Medic Training Protocol
The established training protocol for expiratory muscle training is 5 x 5 x 5:
- 5 x exhales
- 5 times a day
- 5 days a week
Like ventilators, CPAP and BiPAP machines, the device uses cmH2O as the unit of pressure. The EX1-Medic uses pressure threshold technology and the training load is quantifiable, ensuring that the patient’s expiratory muscles will always reach an appropriate training intensity . The patient can easily set the load on the device by using the marked training levels on the handle.