FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE RESEARCH REVEALS #1 PROBLEM FOR FULL FACE CPAP MASK USERS
1 in 3 CPAP patients experiences problems with full face mask leaks
On average, patients experience 2 additional mask-related issues as a result
The Fisher & Paykel Healthcare examined 620 patient reviews across 7 leading CPAP supplier web stores in the USA, to uncover the primary issue experienced by full face mask usersi.
Commissioned in March 2019, the research revealed that 1 in 3 CPAP patients experienced mask leaks during the night, resulting in disturbed sleep. We found that those who had leaks on average experienced two other problems as a result.
There were a number of reviews that indicated that leaks resulted in a ‘cascade’ of other problems. For example, patient reviews highlighted that the presence of leaks may result in patients instinctively over-tightening their straps, resulting in facial discomfort such as pain points on the bridge of the nose and under the nose, as well as facial marking.
The issue of mask leaks is also backed up by recent clinical research which shows 39% of patients switched their mask due to leak-related problems.ii
The F&P Simplus™, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s most successful CPAP full face mask, is designed to minimize mask leaks so patients can rely on undisturbed sleep with proven results. The mask features Dynamic Support Technology™ - including the Stability Bar and the RollFit™ cushion – which provide a greater zone of support, allowing the cushion to adjust and seal dynamically on a range of different nose and face shapes.
Delivering respiratory support for spontaneously breathing patients
Full face masks designed for comfort and care
Providing Optimal Humidity for intubated patients
Establish effective spontaneous breathing or assist ventilation of the lungs
Respiratory support that replaces spontaneous breathing
Noninvasive respiratory support that provides a continuous distending pressure
Noninvasive respiratory support that delivers high flows of blended air and oxygen
Designed to work in harmony with the way patients naturally breathe while they sleep
F&P SleepStyle - designed to strike the balance between comfort and effective treatment
Nasal High Flow and Humidification for patients at home and in long term care
Home respiratory therapies that deliver humidification via a mask or tracheotomy tube to support and complement the airway’s natural-defense mechanisms
A flow range of 2 to 60 L/min allows for use across the care continuum - from the most acute hospital environment to the home
With Optiflow you can independently titrate flow and FiO2 according to your patient's needs
F&P Evora™ incorporates CapFit headgear that has been designed to be put on like a cap
The adaptable, reliable and robust humidification system. Use with Evaqua™ 2 circuit technology to minimize condensate
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