Aerochamber Plus Flow-Vu

IHPST · Stan Epstein Collection

Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.89

Description:

A cardboard package, printed primarily in blue and white, contains a plastic artefact within an unopened plastic wrapper. The cardboard package features a photographic image of an older woman one face and an older man on the other. Both images show the subjects using the artefact within.

The plastic artefact consists primarily of a clear cylindrical body with blue plastic elements at either end of the cylinder. The exterior surface of the cylinder has blue and black printing. At one end of the cylinder is a flexible mask that is shaped to cover the nose and mouth. There is an opening at the other end of the artefact.

The plastic wrapper also a folder paper instruction sheet.

Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.

Markings:

One surface of the cardboard packaging has the following lot number embossed on its surface: “Lot 150090”

One surface of the cardboard packaging features a QR code linking the user to online information.

The printing on the cardboard packaging notes that the artefact is BPA free.

Dimensions (cm):

Box: Diameter: Height = 8, Width = 8, Length = 21.5

Function:

The Aerochamber (referred to a “spacer”) is designed to prevent errors in the use of the pressurized metered dose inhaler.

Condition:

Very good. The cardboard enclosure is slightly worn. A tab of the opening flap at one end is slightly torn. The artefact appears to be in new condition.

Manufacturer:

Trudell Medical International, London, On, Canada.

Date of Manufacture: c. 2011

Provenance:

This item was acquired along with a collection of medical artefacts from the home of Dr. Stanley Epstein on February 19, 2019.

Additional Information and References:

Epstein SW, Manning P, Ashley MJ, Corey PN. Survey of the Clinical Use of Pressurized Aerosol Inhalers. Canadian Medical Association Journal 120 (1979): 813-816.

D. Corr, M. Dolovich, D. McCormack, R. Ruffin, G. Ominski, M. Newhouse: The Aerochamber: A New Demand /Inhalation Devise for Delivery of Aerosolized Drugs. American Review of Respiratory Disease (1980), 121:123

Weeke, Eva Rung “Reported Clinical Experiences with Inhaled Terbutaline Aerosol via Spacer Devices.” In Metered Dose Inhalers: An International Workshop (October 17-19, 1983, Mont Ste. Marie, Qc). edited by S. W. Epstein. 105-109. Mississauga, OnL Astra Pharmaceuticals Canada, 1984.

  • Donated to UTSIC