Hayek Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Hayek covered by insurance?
It’s covered by most insurances on a case by case basis. Please contact the insurance provider if you have any questions or if you need to inquire about insurance coverage.
Can Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation (BCV) be used instead of invasive ventilation (IPPV)?
Yes, in most cases BCV can be used instead of invasive ventilation. BCV can be used long term, for months, for years or for a lifetime.
What advantages does BCV have over other forms of non-invasive ventilation such as mask based bi-level ventilation?
BCV is comfortable to use. There are no obstructions to vision or speech as the Cuirass shell is placed over the torso, not over the face. Furthermore, unique to BCV is an active expiratory phase, which bi-level mask based mask-based not provide.
Is it possible to use BCV with other forms of ventilation such as mask based or invasive ventilation at the same time?
Yes. BCV can be used either instead of an alternative method of ventilation or in conjunction with another form of ventilation in most cases.
Can BCV be used with oxygen?
Can BCV be used with an abnormal body shape, or severe scoliosis?
Yes. In most cases, if a standard sized Cuirass shell is not suitable, a customer made Cuirass can be produced.
Can BCV be used with chest drains and feeding tubes?
Yes. While an air tight vacuum needs to be created over the chest, the Cuirass seals are soft enough to prevent drains and tubes from becoming occluded.
How does BCV help with the problem of CO2 retention?
As BCV devices can operate at both high frequencies and have an active expiratory phase, they are able to very effectively control CO2
How does BCV devices perform secretion clearance and why do they help with clearing secretions?
BCV devices are able to deliver High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) to loosen the secretions, followed by an assisted cough to help expel them.