Humidification: innovation and technology

At ResMed, we're committed to helping you improve your patient's quality of life.

Through constant innovation, we push the boundaries so you can provide your patients with more effective treatment. Our humidifiers are a case in point: because they alleviate the side-effects of ventilation, your patients will find their therapy more comfortable, which will make it easier for them to comply with their treatment programme.

Learn more about our humidification technologies.

Why does humidification matter?  

Patients receiving CPAP or other ventilation therapies (e.g. VPAP) often experience uncomfortable congestion and dryness in their nose, mouth and throat. This is because the ventilator generates a higher airflow than normal breathing, and the body isn't accustomed to – or capable of – humidifying so much air.

Our heated humidifiers add moisture and warmth to the air that's delivered by your patient's therapy device, reducing these symptoms and giving your patient a more comfortable experience.

What is Climate Control?

Climate Control is ResMed's complete humidification solution for sleep and bi-level patients. It's composed of one of our award-winning S9 therapy devices, an H5i™ Heated Humidifier and a ClimateLine™ heated tube.

Climate Control is unique because it delivers therapy at your chosen temperature. Most conventional humidifiers ask you to set your preferred humidity level, but then struggle to maintain this humidity as the ambient temperature in the room changes between day and night, or even between seasons.

Climate Control uses feedback from five different sensors to intelligently adjust the amount of humidity needed to deliver therapy at the temperature that suits your patient, regardless of changes in ambient conditions.

In a recent study, patients using ResMed’s Climate Control humidification system reported significantly less dryness and condensation (often referred to as 'rainout') and found their mask temperature to be much more comfortable.*

The H5i Humidifier: intelligent and accurate

The H5i Humidifier with Climate Control adjusts to real-time environmental conditions to deliver accurate humidification to your patient and offer maximum relief from dryness and congestion. The moisture output for any given setting does not change because the device adjusts to take account of changes in ambient conditions or air flow.

As the H5i provides constant moisture output, it only uses the amount of water needed to provide the required level of moisture. If it is set at the same Climate Control temperature throughout the year, the H5i will use significantly less water during summer than during the winter.

What's special about a ClimateLine tube?

The ClimateLine heated tube has a temperature sensor built into the mask end of the tube. This ensures that the air delivered to your patient's mask is heated consistently to the temperature they find most comfortable.

Maintaining consistent air temperature in the ClimateLine tube makes it less likely that condensation or 'rainout', which can be a source of discomfort for patients, will form in the tube. 

 

References

*Wimms AJ, Richards GN, Benjafield et al. Adherence comparison of a new CPAP system in sleep disordered breathing. Sleep 2011;34 (Abstract Suppl): 0391.

Benjafeld et al. Climate Control: Humidification with heated tube. ResMed Science Center 2010