A FUSION OF COMFORT AND INNOVATION
The Hybrid is a unique fusion of technologies, designed to be a universal interface for patients, clinicians, and providers. This one product serves as a nasal interface, an oral interface, and a combination of the two. The Hybrid is a dual airway interface for use with positive pressure ventilation devices for the treatment of respiratory insufficiencies and obstructive sleep apnea. The unique design of the Hybrid promotes patient comfort by eliminating pressure points on the forehead and across the bridge of the nose. A built-in chin flap gently supports the chin ensuring optimal performance. The Hybrid complete system contains all of the components required to properly size the patient, eliminating the hassle of opening multiple packages to get the right fit.
- Simplifies mask choice and fitting protocols for technicians
- Minimizes time spent with patient during titration addressing issues such as mouth breathing
- One product offers all sizes and all modes of therapy:
Built-In Chin Flap
- Ideal for mouth breathers
- No chin-strap required
No Nasal Bridge or Forehead Contact
- Patient can wear glasses
- Eliminates nasal bridge sores
- Eliminates air leaks near eyes
- Easily tolerated which leads to patience acceptance of therapy
Hybrid Complete System Containing All Sizes of Pillows and Cushions
- Eliminates wasted product
- Reduces the chance of improper sizing
Adjustable Nasal Pillows
- Comfortable fit for all patients
- Five points of adjustability provides a better seal and increased support
- Buckles for quick connect/disconnect make it easy for patient to remove and reapply the mask
The Hybrid Mask exceeded my expectations - Louis Jimenez, RRT, CHT
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to perform a personal trial of the new Hybrid Mask by RespCare. The Hybrid mask exceeded my expectations and I look forward to performing the clinical trials on our patients who would benefit from non-invasive ventilation through the use of bi Level ventilatory devices in the acute care setting.
It has been my experience that the success of any non-invasive endeavor rests on the ability of the appliance to provide the necessary pressure requirements through a comfortable fit that provides both a good seal and does not “dry out” the patients oro, naso, and layngopharynx. I found the Hybrid to provide these basic requirements.
On a personal note, I was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea. My sleep score was 155, which is dangerously high. As a result I have been using CPAP at 18 cm/H20 over the last 4 years. During this time I have tried many different appliances, including full face masks, nasal masks, and nasal pillow devices. I found most of these devices to be uncomfortable. I also realized that humidity is essential with all forms of non-invasive ventilation. There are studies that suggest that a proper seal negates the need for humidity, I do not agree with these studies.
I have been in the Respiratory Care profession since November of 1973. At the onset of my career IMV was the “new” technology. When non-invasive ventilation surfaced, I had my doubts on the success of this new mode of ventilation. Today I am a believer and I promote the use of bi level and NCPAP when the opportunity presents itself.
During my tenure as senior respiratory therapist at Walgreen’s Health Initiatives I was called upon to provide non-invasive ventilation to a home bound World War II veteran who suffered from ALS. It was the experience with this patient that made me a believer in the use of non-invasive ventilation. This patient was grateful that he could live his last days with some degree of quality, he was an inspiration to his fellow members of the Martin County ALS Foundation. Throughout the time I took care of him, I was always trying to find a more comfortable appliance for him to use. I wish I would have had your new Hybrid mask at that time. I know that this mask would have solved the specific comfort issues we had at the time. The Hybrid would have been ideal for his actual sleep time, which is where the comfort issues arose.
I feel confident that the Hybrid mask is going to play a very important role in the administration of Bi-Level and NCPAP. I feel that there is a large patient population that will benefit from this mask. To date these patients have not enjoyed the benefits of a truly comfortable mask. I am confident that The Hybrid will fulfill this need. Please feel free to provide anyone who needs information regarding the Hybrid with my name and phone number. I will be happy to discuss the advantages this device has over other methods, and the comfort level I experienced through my personal use.
Louis Jimenez RRT, CHT
Northridge Medical Center
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
My father has been on CPAP for several years. He has tried many masks unsuccessfully. Some of the masks he has tried include the Profile Lite, Flexifit 406, Ultra Mirage Nasal, Ultra Mirage full face, Fisher and Paykel full face, Swift, and Comfortfull full face mask. I recently fit him with the Hybrid and he really likes it. Since he has been using it, he has been able to wear it for 7+ hrs. On all of the other masks he has tried, he would make it only 3 hrs. Today, I called one of our non-compliant CPAP patients, and asked him how he was doing on the Hybrid. He stated that it was the best mask that he has ever used. I even wrote up a progress note to give to our physician.
Sheri Plemons, RPSGT.
A breath of fresh air - Dr. Natalio Chediak
Being involved in the trial of a new interface was exciting for us, but the Hybrid brings a new meaning to Full Face Interface options. Oral leaks are one of the most difficult side effects one encounters during the therapeutic sleep study (as reported by many technologist) but an ongoing problem on follow up visits in the clinic for the life span of the patient. Humidification has been helpful in part battling this problem but not the complete picture. InnoMed's new family line of Full Face Masks has brought back the meaning of comfort and versatility in a universal interface. Our technologist and patients found fitting the Hybrid to be a simple task and with the different nasal inserts and oral cushion sizes makes this mask versatile in its application and use at home. Additionally, the Hybrid brings a totally new mask fit with unobstructed view so patients can read before bedtime and eliminate any of the forehead, bridge of the nose abrasions that one see with traditional Full Face Masks. The quick trap release and hose disconnect are in standard with other FFM interfaces. In summary the Hybrid is like a "BREATH OF FRESH AIR" to the meaning of FFM options.
Dr. Natalio J. Chediak
Boca Raton Sleep Center
Boca Raton, Florida 33486