COVID-19 FAQs

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FAQ - Responses to patient questions about coronavirus

ResMed manufactures a range of ventilators; They are indicated for home and hospital use, and have the flexibility for use in various clinical scenarios to support patients with respiratory insufficiency and failure. Our ventilators can provide invasive or non-invasive ventilation:

  • Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is a form of mechanical ventilation where air is delivered to the patient through a mask or mouthpiece.
  • Invasive ventilation is used when sufficient ventilation cannot be achieved using non-invasive methods; air is delivered through a tube inserted into the trachea either by intubation or tracheotomy.

If you have been tested and diagnosed with coronavirus, you need to follow the recommendation of the medical staff that provided the diagnosis. At ResMed, we only sell our ventilation devices through the healthcare system of each country when there is a prescription from a physician. The therapy required to treat the worst cases of coronavirus is very complex and requires medical expertise and clinically trained staff to administer it. Your medical professional has the expertise to decide what kind of therapy is required for each patient.

If you have been tested and diagnosed with COVID-19, you need to follow the recommendation of the medical staff that provided the diagnosis. At ResMed, we only sell our ventilation devices through the healthcare system of each country. The therapy required to treat the worst cases of COVID-19 is very complex and requires medical expertise and clinically trained staff to administer it. Your medical professional has the expertise to decide what kind of therapy is required for each patient.

Coronavirus doesn’t change your sleep apnea diagnosis or treatment(s) (such as CPAP therapy), and you can continue to use your CPAP machine. If you have been diagnosed with coronavirus, you need to follow the medical recommendation you received from your physician.

A CPAP machine is intended to be a therapy for sleep apnea syndrome. Some of the worst cases of coronavirus may lead to respiratory failure, and require other, specific ventilation devices which are intended to be used for respiratory failure.

ResMed is a manufacturer of medical devices. Please contact your medical professional for any advice concerning coronavirus and your CPAP treatment.

ResMed is a manufacturer of medical devices. Please contact your medical Professional for any advice concerning coronavirus and the use of oxygen with your CPAP treatment

Recommendations on disinfection processes for our therapy devices have been provided to your healthcare professionals.

A CPAP machine is intended to be a therapy for sleep apnea syndrome and does not prevent you from contracting Covid-19. Please refer to your national healthcare authority or your medical professional for more information about Covid-19 and its contamination prevention.

A CPAP machine is intended to be a therapy for sleep apnea syndrome. Your CPAP machine helps to prevent your sleep apnea and you are not at higher risk of catching Covid-19 if you use a CPAP device. Please refer to your medical professional for more specific information on your concern.

Your CPAP device has been prescribed for personal use only. A CPAP machine is a therapy for sleep apnea syndrome. Some of the worst cases of coronavirus may led to respiratory failure, and require other, specific ventilation devices which are intended to be used for respiratory failure.

If you are being treated for COVID-19, you should share with your doctor or clinical team your pre-existing conditions and what devices you are already using and follow their advice. As described by the World Health Organization, the key risk for spreading COVID-19 is person-to-person transmission in close contact. The most important advice in controlling the spread of COVID-19 is washing your hands, good hygiene, and social distancing. Maintaining the cleanliness of your ResMed device according to the user guide is always a good practice to reduce infection risk to anyone else from any contaminated surfaces.

Disinfection processes have been provided to your healthcare professional.

If you wish to clean your CPAP machine, the device’s user guide explains how to clean it on a weekly basis. For detailed instructions on how to clean your mask and tubing, please refer to the device’s user guide, and the following steps:

  1. Wash the air tubing in warm water using mild detergent and hot water. Do not wash in a dishwasher or washing machine.
  2. Rinse the air tubing thoroughly and allow to dry out of direct sunlight and/or heat.
  3. Wipe the exterior of the device with a dry cloth.

Please note: Cleaning any device or mask in the manner recommended in the product’s user guide does not guarantee decontamination or disinfection. For more information, contact your healthcare professional.

Recommendations on disinfection processes for our therapy devices have been provided to your healthcare professionals.

If you wish to clean your CPAP machine, the device User Guide explains how to clean it on a weekly basis. For detailed instructions on how to clean your mask, please refer to the User Guide, and the following steps:1. Wash the air tubing in warm water using mild detergent. Do not wash in a dishwasher or washing machine. 2. Rinse the air tubing thoroughly and allow to dry out of direct sunlight and/or heat. 3. Wipe the exterior of the device with a dry cloth.

Please note, cleaning any device or mask in the manner recommended in the User Guide does not guarantee decontamination or disinfection. For more information, contact your healthcare professional.