The Passy-Muir® Valve

The Passy-Muir® Valve

The PMV2001 on a tracheostomy tube
Invented by a patient named David Muir, the Passy-Muir® Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve is a simple medical device used by tracheostomy and ventilator patients. When placed on the hub of the tracheostomy tube or in-line with the ventilator circuit, the Passy-Muir Valve redirects air flow through the vocal folds, mouth and nose enabling voice and improved communication. Years of evidence-based research has shown that the Passy-Muir Valve offers patients numerous clinical benefits beyond communication, including:

  • Voice/Speech Production
  • Improved swallowing
  • Secretion management
  • Oxygenation
  • Restores positive airway pressure
  • In-line Ventilator Use & Interchangeability
  • Weaning
  • Decannulation
  • Olfaction
  • Infection Control
  • Pediatric Speech/Language Development
  • Quality of Life

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