PAP Therapy Trial

WHAT?

There are generally three types of PAP (Positive Airway Pressure) therapy devices:

  1. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) – a continuous and constant pressure of air is passed through your airway to keep it open.
  2. APAP (Automatic Positive Airway Pressure) – the pressure of air being passed through your airway to keep it open is dependent on your changing physiological needs.
  3. BiPAP (Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure) – the air inhaled is at a pressure higher than the air exhaled.

 

On the left is the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet For Her which includes 3 modes: CPAP, AutoSet, and AutoSet For Her.

On the right is the ResMed Lumis 150 VPAP ST which is a Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure Device which includes the CPAP mode amongst its many other modes.

The following short video (Credits: ResMed) shows how the ResMed AirSense 10 is used.

HOW?

We will now explain how you can go about arranging for a trial after you have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or any other respiratory conditions which require  you to be on PAP therapy.

  1. Call us at 81637620 or email us at info@zzenithmedical.com to make an appointment.
  2. Please ensure that you have your prescription or prescribing doctor’s name.
  3. You will be required to purchase a mask on the starting day of the trial if you are a direct patient, or if you are referred by a doctor, this might have been arranged for you at the clinic.
  4. A trained nurse will meet up with you at the arranged date and time at the given location.
  5. A mask will be fitted for you if it has not yet been done at the clinic.
  6. The nurse will adjust the therapeutic and comfort settings according to your needs.
  7. You will be briefed on how to use the device.
  8. Your data will be monitored on a daily basis. The nurse will contact you in the first few days to obtain feedback on the therapy, after which slight adjustments may be made to  the settings.
  9. Do feel  free to contact the nurse as often as you need to during the trial period.
  10. The compliance and therapy report will be given to you and your doctor at the end of the two-week period. If a trial extension is required, it can be extended at maximum for another 2 weeks on a case-to-case basis. Any further extensions will be at $60 per week for the ResMed AirsSense 10 AutoSet, and $100 per week for the ResMed Lumis 150 VPAP ST.

 

 

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