What are the alternative names for essential medical equipment
A list of qualifying medical equipment, including alternative names for equipment.
The following table shows a list of qualifying medical equipment, including alternative names for equipment.
|Airbed vibrator||Alternating pressurised air mattress
Alternating air mattress
Alternating pressure mattress
|Home dialysis machine||Home dialysis
Machine assisted peritoneal dialysis equipment (cycler or heater)
Kidney dialysis machine
Intermittent peritoneal dialysis machine
|Home parenteral or enteral feeding device||Total parenteral nutrition pump
Enteral feeding pump
Formerly known as kangaroo pump
|Heart pump||external heart pump|
|Nebuliser – used daily|
|Oxygen concentrator||Child concentrator
Standard capacity (adult)
High capacity 'New Life Intensity' (adult)
OXCP (combination oxygen concentrator and chronic positive pressure and airways regulator)
|Positive airways pressure device||Continuous Positive Airways Pressure regulator – CPAP
Chronic positive pressure and airways regulator
Intermittent Positive Airways Pressure device - IPAP
APAP- automatic adjustment of the degree of positive pressure
Bi-Valve - combines the specifications of a positive airways pressure and of a respirator.
|Home respirator||Iron lung|
|Home ventilator||Formerly known as 'respirator'
VPAP or BPAP only
This is not an exhaustive list of alternative names for eligible equipment.
Page last updated: 23 October 2019
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