Discover the Aerogen Pro-X Controller – an Aerogen power sourceDiscover the Aerogen Pro-X Controller, a power source that drives Aerogen technology at every stage of a patient's respiratory journey including: invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), high-flow (HF), non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and when self ventilating (SV). The Aerogen Pro-X Controller portable power source, with 30-minute and continuous modes, has been developed to facilitate aerosol medication delivery throughout the hospital.1
ReusableSimple to set-up, the Aerogen Pro-X Controller can be used multiple times, on different patients, throughout the hospital.1
FlexibleTwo modes of use – 30-minute and continuous – depending on the medication delivery needs.1
PortableAn internal 45-minute battery enables you to take the Aerogen Pro-X Controller wherever it’s needed. With optional multi- mount adapter for longer use in a single location.1
Discover the Aerogen USB Controller – an Aerogen power sourceDiscover the Aerogen USB Controller, a portable power source, which can be operated from the USB connection and USB ports on ventilators and other medical equipment (not available in the US). The Aerogen USB Controller has a choice of 30-minute and 6-hour operation modes and powers Aerogen technology at every stage of a patient's respiratory journey including IMV, HF, NIV, and SV.2
ReusableSimple to set-up, the Aerogen USB Controller can be used multiple times, on different patients, throughout the hospital.2
FlexibleTwo operation modes of use – 30-minute and 6-hour mode –depending on the medication delivery needs.2
PortableCan be operated from USB ports on ventilators or any other medical equipment (not available in the US), plus plug socket with Aerogen AC/DC adaptor option.2
Aerogen Ultra with a face mask for EMS use: set-up guide
Aerogen Ultra with mouthpiece for EMS use: set-up guide
Aerogen Solo on a NIV single-limb circuit for EMS use: set-up guide
Aerogen Solo on the dry side of the humidifier: set-up guide
Aerogen Solo for adult nasal high-flow: set-up guide
Aerogen Solo for paediatric nasal high-flow: set-up guide
Aerogen Solo at the wye: set-up guide
Aerogen Continuous Nebulisation Tube: set-up guide
Aerogen Ultra: set-up guide
I have a medical/clinical query, or my query is not addressed below. Who can I contact for medical or clinical information related to the use of Aerogen products?
Please contact Aerogen Medical Affairs directly for medical information/published clinical research regarding the use of Aerogen products. Email: MedicalScience@aerogen.com (US/Canada/LATAM) or email@example.com (all other countries).
What medications can be used with the Aerogen Solo, Aerogen Pro?
The Aerogen Solo & Aerogen Pro should be used with physician prescribed medications for inhalation which are approved for use with a general purpose nebuliser.¹ Should you require information on a whether a medication is approved for inhalation please contact the medication manufacturer directly.
Should I adjust the drug dosage when I’m using the Aerogen Solo, Aerogen Pro?
Information on drug dosing must be sourced from the manufacturer’s approved prescribing information for the inhaled formulation. Aerogen Ltd cannot provide specific advice on medication dose.
Is the drug affected if it causes discoloration of the water in a humidifier?
Occasionally, a change in the colour of the water in a heated humidifier has been noted with certain medications if aerosolized proximal to the humidifier. Should you have concerns related to a specific medication please do not hesitate to contact the Medical Affairs team at the email addresses listed above for assistance. The treating clinician should always consider a medications SPC and/or consult with a pharmacist/hospital pharmacy to determine whether placement proximal to the humidifier is suitable for a given therapeutic. Aerogen devices are approved for use in a number of positions offering the treating health care professional a range of placement options if discoloration is a concern. These positions are detailed in the directions for use documents which are accessible on the website.¹
What do I do if crystals form in the nebuliser chamber?
Any medication that has a high ionic concentration, for instance hypertonic saline solutions, if permitted to dry on the Aerogen Vibronic aerosol generator in the nebuliser chamber, may form visible crystals. In the event where crystallisation is observed in the Aerogen Solo, Aerogen recommend to aerosolise a few drops of normal saline solution to clear any residual crystallisation.
How do you remove residue in the chamber after nebulisation of viscous drugs?
Should you wish to remove any viscous drug residues from the Aerogen Solo medication reservoir you may nebulise a few drops of normal saline.
What effect does bias ventilator flow have on aerosol output and deposition?
The impact of bias ventilator flow on aerosol deposition depends on the location of the aerosol generator in the circuit. An in vitro study by Ari et al., (2010) assessing aerosol delivery during mechanical ventilation in the presence of bias flow determined that optimal aerosol deposition may be achieved by nebuliser placement on the dry side of humidifier. Similarly, Berlinski & Willis (2013) demonstrated in a paediatric model, that in the presence of bias flow, nebulisers were more effective when placed back at the humidifier as compared to closer to the wye.²⁻³ In the absence of bias flow optimal deposition was observed when the nebuliser was placed at or close to the wye in this adult model.⁴
Can you use a Heat and Moisture Exchange Device (with filter) (HME/HMEF) while delivering aerosol with the Aerogen Solo?
Yes, the Aerogen Solo is approved for use with a HME.¹ The Aerogen Solo should be placed between the patient and HME as detailed in the Aerogen Solo directions for use.¹ Note: Only a HME/HMEf approved for use with a nebuliser should be used. Follow the HME/HMEf manufacturer instructions regarding use with a nebuliser. Ensure the combination of nebuliser, T-piece and HME/HMEf volumes are suitable for the tidal volume being delivered, according to the patient size.
What are the advantages of Aerogen vibrating mesh nebulisers (VMN) compared with other nebulisers, or inhalers for adult and pediatric patients?
Aerogen vibrating mesh nebulisers are electrically powered, quiet and require no additional flow or pressure to operate, ensure a minimal residual volume and are suitable for use with physician prescribed solutions that are approved for use with a general-purpose nebulisers.¹ A narrative review by Lin et al. compared VMN with other, similar, during invasive mechanical ventilation.⁵
Can you deliver an effective dose with the Aerogen Solo to an adult patient during High flow therapy?
Both in vitro and in vivo studies have examined aerosol delivery efficiency via Aerogen devices concurrent with High Flow Nasal Oxygen therapy with adult models/patients⁶⁻¹⁰ These studies suggest that an effective dose may be delivered during concurrent High Flow Nasal Oxygen therapy and medication aerosolisation via the Aerogen Solo.⁶⁻¹⁰
Do different ventilator parameters affect aerosol delivery?
Yes, a range of ventilator parameters; including flow, inspiratory time (duty cycle), ventilatory mode, timing of nebulisation and circuit features; tube sizes, heat, and humidification, can affect aerosol delivery in mechanically ventilated patients.2,11-13 Reviews by Dr. Dhanani and others summarise the impact of these features on aerosol delivery.11,13