Due to the worldwide demand for ventilators increasing, we are receiving regular requests about ventilator supply. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare does not manufacture mechanical ventilators. We produce other respiratory support and humidification products, and associated consumables. For the latest updates on using our products to treat patients with COVID‑19, visit our COVID-19 Resource Center.

Supporting the comfort and effectiveness of long term ventilation by maintaining the natural balance of humidity in the airways.

Maintaining the natural balance of airways

Maintaining the Natural Balance

The goal of airway humidification is to maintain and support the normal physiological environment in the airways. Healthy individuals breathing in ambient air, e.g. 22 °C, 7 mg/L, warm and humidify the air to an average of 31 °C, 32 mg/L with nasal breathing at the pharynx and 37 °C, 44 mg/L in the lung1.

Noninvasive Ventilation for the home

Noninvasive Ventilation

Patients on noninvasive ventilation (NIV) breathe at much higher pressures and flows than normal. They often have compromised airways, due to the nature of their respiratory failure,2 and are less efficient at warming and humidifying gas.3

The F&P 810 Humidification System is designed to deliver physiological humidity, with the aim of making noninvasive ventilation (NIV) a more comfortable experience, increasing tolerance and avoiding complications.

Invasive Ventilation

Invasive Ventilation

Bypassing the natural humidification systems in the upper airway, for example with a tracheostomy, means that a patient’s airways become less efficient at warming and humidifying gas. Bypassed airways result in impaired sneeze and gag reflexes, meaning that the principal remaining line of airway defense is the mucociliary transport system.

The F&P 550 System is designed to deliver Optimal Humidity (37 °C, 44 mg/L), with the aim of preserving mucociliary function and mimic the physiological levels of humidity in the lower airway.

Related Products

MR810 Heated Humidifier
MR810 Heated Humidifier
Simple to use humidifier designed for Noninvasive and Oxygen Therapy applications.
Products in this section of the website are intended for use in Long Term Care Facilties and the home.