COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is spreading and it is impacting an increasing number of areas where we operate. We are passionate about making life easier for people living with a neck stoma and are following the development closely, to remain able to serve all customers worldwide.
Information about Provox® Micron™ and Freevent® XtraCare™ HMEs
We have increased production of HMEs that provide extra protection against viruses as and when needed:
- For people with a Laryngectomy, we offer the Provox® Micron™ HME
- For people with a Tracheostomy, we offer the Freevent® XtraCare™ HME
Both these products have an effective electrostatic filter that can protect against viruses and bacteria with more than 99% efficiency*.
Please discuss with your clinician if Provox® Micron™ or Freevent® XtraCare™ is right for you. Provox® Micron™ and Freevent® XtraCare™ are prescription-only products in the United States.
If you want more information on these products or have any questions, please contact your local Atos Medical representative.
For the latest information on COVID-19, please refer to the websites of the World Health Organization (WHO) below as well as your local health authorities:
* Important notes:
Please refer to the Instructions for Use for full information on the products.
Provox® Micron™ and Freevent® XtraCare™ have not been tested specifically for protection against the COVID-19 virus. Tests show bacterial and virus filtration efficiency to be ≥99%.
Since pathogens can enter the body in other ways, such as the mouth, nose, and eyes, 100 percent protection cannot be guaranteed. Protective measures against the coronavirus as communicated by the World Health Organization (WHO) among others, also apply for people using Provox® Micron™ and Freevent® XtraCare™.