MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

ALL YOU NEED

Altus offers a selection as varied as our clients

Your health is important. It’s important to Altus, too. That’s why we go to great lengths to make a wide range of reliable products available to our customers. We will help you find what you need when you need it.

Respiratory Equipment

Breathe easier with top-notch respiratory aids and equipment brought right to your door by a trained Altus Medical Equipment technician. We carry a large inventory that includes BiPAP and CPAP machines, suction machines and supplies, nebulizers, oxygen tanks and concentrators, and more. These machines are commonly used to alleviate the symptoms of:

• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• Lung Cancer
• Acute Myocardial Infarction
• Acute Pulmonary Heart Disease
• Congestive Heart Failure
• Viral Pneumonia
• Bacterial Pneumonia
• Bronchiectasis
• Cystic Fibrosis
• Insomnia with Sleep Apnea
• Sleep Disturbance
• Respiratory Insufficiency

We take pride in our respiratory division and it shows in the quality of the products and service we offer.

Sleep-Therapy Equipment

A good night’s sleep is absolutely essential to maintaining good health. Altus Medical Equipment has a host of products that are designed to help you obtain truly restorative rest.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

The CPAP system was designed for the treatment of sleep apnea, a condition that causes one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. CPAP is an electronically operated unit that delivers a prescribed level of positive pressure non-invasively to the upper airway. This system provides low-pressure airflow to the airways by means of a mask. The airway is held open by air pressure, preventing the collapse of the palate and tongue over the air passage.

Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)

While the standard CPAP unit maintains the same pressure during inhalation and exhalation, a BiPAP unit has different pressures for each. This feature makes some patients feel more comfortable because the unit’s lower expiratory pressure makes it easier to exhale. With the BiPAP system, the patient initiates all breaths and no ventilator respiratory rate is set.
However, to qualify for a bi-level system, documented unsuccessful use of CPAP may be required.

Mobility and Ambulatory Aids

Altus Medical Equipment aims to help improve your quality of life by helping to keep you as mobile as possible. We have a broad array of devices to aid in your mobility.

• Seat Lift Recliners
• Canes
• Crutches
• Walkers and Rollators
• Custom Wheelchairs: Both Manual and Powered
• Manual Wheelchairs: Lightweight and Standard
• Scooters

Homecare Equipment

Home is where the heart is, and Altus Medical Equipment would like to help make your home a place that meets your ever-changing needs. For truly reliable products that just make life easier, you can trust Altus Medical Equipment.

• Hospital Beds
• Patient Lift Chairs
• Low Air-loss and Pressure-area Management Surfaces
• Bedside Commodes
• Bath and Toilet Aids

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Helping You Solve Minor Hiccups

At Altus Medical Equipment, we stand by our products. However, should you encounter a problem; the most convenient solution is the one that lies at your fingertips. Use this troubleshooting guide to serve as a roadmap to help you arrive at the fastest fix.

Nebulizer Kit

• Do you have all the parts of the nebulizer cup?
• Is the nebulizer cup properly assembled?
• Are there any cracks in the nebulizer cup?
• Is the cap screwed on the jar properly?

 
Nebulizer Compressor

Is the power cord plugged into the electrical outlet properly?
Is there power getting to the electrical outlet?
Is there air flowing out of the compressor air outlet when you turn on the power switch?
Is the air filter is clean?

 
Oxygen Regulators

Is the regulator secured tightly to the top of the tank?
When you remove the regulator, has the washer been removed from inside the regulator?

 
Oxygen Concentrators

Is the power cord plugged into the electrical outlet properly?
Is there power getting to the electrical outlet?
Is the power switch on?
Have you inspected the house circuit breakers or fuses?
Have you tried resetting the concentrator? (Turn off the machine and press the reset button, which is usually located near the on/off switch.)
Have you checked the tubing for kinks or blockage?
Are the cabinet filters clean? You should clean the cabinet filters once a week.
Is your flowmeter dial set above 0.5 LPM? The low flow alarm starts beeping when the flowmeter dial is set below 0.5 LPM. Set the flowmeter dial above 0.5 LPM to the prescribed flow to keep the alarm from sounding.

 
Hospital Beds

Is the power cord plugged into the electrical outlet properly?
Is there power getting to the electrical outlet?
Are there any objects or furniture that may be obstructing the movement of the head or foot of the bed? It will help to determine exactly which part of the bed is not moving.

 
Hospital Bed Rails

Is the bedrail locking pin stuck? If so, it may need oil.
Is the bedrail falling down? If so, the locking pin may be too short to lock in or it may have a defective locking pin.

 
Alternating Pressure Pad (APP)

Is the power cord plugged into the electrical outlet properly?
Is there power getting to the electrical outlet?
Are there any visible leaks?
Have you checked the tubing for kinks or blockages?
Are all the necessary hoses connected?

 
Alternating Pressure Mattress (APM/LAL)

Is the power cord plugged into the electrical outlet properly?
Is there power getting to the electrical outlet?
Are there any visible leaks?
Have you checked the tubing for kinks or blockages?
Are all the necessary hoses connected?
Does the mattress seem soft? If so, increase weight setting by 15 pounds on the control unit.

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