A patient wearing a nasal cannula sits upright in a Hillrom bed while his clinician listens to his heart with a stethoscope

Treat the increase in respiratory conditions—without increasing staff.

OLE therapy, delivered in 10 minutes with the Volara system, is proven to improve patient outcomes.1 Consider what it could do to ease RT workloads and staffing concerns.2,3

How this technology helps close the gap when staff demands exceed supply.

It’s a “perfect storm”: you’re seeing more patients with acute and chronic respiratory conditions, while there are fewer respiratory therapists available to treat them.4 Insufficient staffing can put patient care at risk and may lead to worsening outcomes, longer hospitalizations, and higher costs of care.

The solution may be to put innovative technology in the hands of the staff you have now. Oscillation and Lung Expansion (OLE) is a proven1 respiratory therapy that enables more efficient, effective treatments—and it’s available now with the Volara system.

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Helps reduce the time to treat patients—and gets them home faster.

By reducing treatment time, OLE therapy with the Volara system could save respiratory therapists hours at bedside, which could help ease workloads. Plus, it’s easy to learn and use—so house staff or traveling RTs can quickly get up to speed. Preset and customizable therapies allow for automated, “press play” efficiency.

What’s more, by helping to cut time on ventilator, length of hospital stay, and post-op pulmonary complications1, it may also help reduce the number of patients RTs need to treat—potentially easing their burden while enhancing patient throughput.

10 minutes

Time to deliver therapy

Down 68%

Less average time on ventilator

From 94.1 to 29.7 hours1

down 1.6 days

Reduced length of stay

For all hospital patients1

down 47%

Fewer post-op pulmonary complications

For intubated patients1

Review more eye-opening data: this white paper summarizes research on how OLE therapy can have an immediate and positive impact.



Three proven therapies in a single device.

See how the Volara system combines Continuous Positive Expiratory Pressure, Continuous High-Frequency Oscillation, and Nebulizer treatments to deliver life-changing therapy—in just 10 minutes.


See how simple, intuitive, and effective it can be.

This one-minute training video reviews the therapy provided by the Volara system, as well as basic device functionality and patient indications.




It may be a solution to your staffing shortage.

Complete this form to download a white paper that summarizes the data on OLE therapy as it relates to the national respiratory therapy staffing crisis.


Request a demo.

To request a demo of the Volara system in your facility, simply call Hillrom at 1-800-426-4224, option 2.


Download more information.

Efficacy of OLE in Reducing Post-Op Pulmonary Complication
Acute Care Clinician Brochure
Respiratory Therapies Acute Care Portfolio Brochure
  1. Huynh TT, Liesching TN, Cereda M, Lei Y, Frazer MJ, Nahouraii MR, Diette GB. Efficacy of Oscillation and Lung Expansion in Reducing Postoperative Pulmonary Complication, Journal of the American College of Surgeons (2019).
  2. US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Respiratory Therapists: Occupational Outlook. Accessed 5/10/22, 2022. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/respiratory-therapists.html
  3. Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoArc). 2020 Report on Accreditation in Respiratory Care Education, 2021. https://coarc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2020-CoARC-Report-on-Accreditation-4.29.21.pdf
  4. Groninger H. Why the World Needs More RTs, and How You Can Help. August 4, 2021. NBRC website. https://www.nbrc.org/why-the-world-needs-more-rts-and-how-you-can-help/ Accessed July 1, 2022.
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