Mechanical In-Exsufflation (MIE)

The following Mechanical In-Exsufflation EnableNSW Application Guide, Equipment Request Form, Questionnaires and Funding Criteria are available for general use.

Applying to EnableNSW for Mechanical In-Exsufflation Equipment

  1. Physiotherapists with experience in treating and managing people on MIE should familiarise themselves with the MIE Funding Criteria, noting there are two different criteria depending on whether the MIE user is older or younger than 12 years’ of age
  2. Before commencing MIE please ensure a Pre-Questionnaire is completed and baseline measures are performed
  3. After completing MIE set-up/training and a two week home trial of MIE, submit the MIE Equipment Request Form to enable@health.nsw.gov.au, along with a copy of the
    1. Two week compliance download
    2. Pre-questionnaire and
    3. Completed script for device set-up
  4. Ensure an EnableNSW Application Form is completed by the applicant. This can also be submitted online - EnableNSW Online Application Form.
  5. Once we have received all the above information, the request will be reviewed by our team and you will be notified of the outcome via email

    Mechanical In-Exsufflation Equipment Request Form

    Mechanical In-Exsufflation Pre and Post Questionnaires

    Mechanical In-Exsufflation Funding Criteria

    When submitting equipment requests for Mechanical In-exsufflation, a complete prescription is required with the request to ensure the application can be reviewed and set-up by the supplier (when approved).
    Commonly used scripts for Respiratory Devices

    Mechanical In-exsufflation device - Cough Assist

    By providing deeper breaths and supporting a stronger cough, the Mechanical In-exsufflation device helps Morgan clear excess congestion to minimise his risk of a chest infection. The Mechanical In-exsufflation device has meant less hospital admissions for Morgan and more time at home with his family.

    Mechanical In-exsufflation - Demo

    Watch Dr. Carly Hollier and Daniel Flunt demonstrate the use of a Mechanical In-exsufflation device. A therapeutic device that assists a patient to inflate the lungs and assist with peak cough flows to help clear the airways.