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March 3, 2021 - Oxygen

What are the Possible Side Effects Of Oxygen Therapy?

Oxygen is fundamental to your health. Oxygen therapy is the basic method of treatment for people with severe COPD.  If you have COPD, even if you do not feel breathless some of your muscles and organs may not be getting enough oxygen and can become damaged as a result. If your condition worsens it can become more and more difficult to enjoy simple daily activities. 

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How to Use CPAP With a Stuffy Nose

February 23, 2021 - CPAP therapy tips

How to Use CPAP With a Stuffy Nose

How to Use CPAP With a Stuffy Nose - 3 Solutions Do you wish there was a CPAP setting for a stuffy nose? Nasal congestion from a cold or allergies makes it difficult to breathe out of your nose while asleep and symptoms may be worse for people who have sleep apnea. A blocked nose may also result in mouth breathing, which can lead to less effective CPAP therapy for those who wear a nasal or pillow mask.

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Non-Invasive Ventilation for patients with COVID-19: New findings

October 21, 2020 - Oxygen

Non-Invasive Ventilation for patients with COVID-19: New findings

The spread of the COVID-19 virus is placing unprecedented demands on our global healthcare systems. The  number of patients experiencing respiratory failure from acute respiratory distress syndrome and requiring respiratory support has increased significantly. Countries around the world  are  racing against time to find efficient and practical solutions to manage patients in each stage of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

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Man on Oxygen Therapy

October 21, 2020 - Oxygen

Is COPD a risk factor for COVID-19?

As of September 30, 2020, the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, has infected over 30 million people around the world and caused more than 1 million deaths. Given the devastating impact that COVID-19 can have on the lung, it is natural to fear for patients with underlying COPD.

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Home Oxygen Therapy Pulse Oximeter

October 21, 2020 - Oxygen

New trends in home oxygen therapy: connectivity and portability

Technological innovations drive better outcomes by making the use of oxygen for patients easier The home oxygen therapy industry continues to make significant advances towards oxygen therapy solutions with new innovations that include: 1.    Remote patient monitoring solutions  2.    Equipment improvements that enhance efficiency 3.    Connectivity 4.    Portability 5.    Durability

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dormez mieux pendant la pandémie de COVID-19.

September 30, 2020 - SleepTalk this month

How Quality Sleep Can Boost Your Immunity During COVID

How a good night’s sleep can boost your immune system during the COVID era

Tags: CPAP therapy tips Sleep apnea Sleep hygiene

Comment entreposer des bouteilles d’oxygène à la maison.

September 18, 2020 - Oxygen

Oxygen Therapy At Home: Tips to Store Oxygen Tanks At Home

How to store oxygen cylinders/tanks at home

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masque nasal evora fisher paykel

September 1, 2020 - Product spotlight

New Product Launch: Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal Mask

The New F&P Evora Nasal Mask Is Now Available! Introducing F&P Evora™, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s new compact nasal CPAP mask. Evora features the world’s first CapFit™ headgear and the next generation of Dynamic Support. Designed to be put on like a cap, this simple and intuitive movement ensures a perfect fit and tight seal, every time. This new design allows freedom of movement while keeping the mask comfortably in place while your patients sleep.

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September 1, 2020 - SleepTalk this month

Product Spotlight - NEW ResMed F30i Mask!

Introducing the ResMed AirFit™ F30i - the modern, compact, full-face mask with top-of-head tubing, giving you the freedom to sleep in any position. Not only does the innovative design of the AirFit F30i give you the flexibility to move around, but its minimalist curved cushion rests under your nose rather than over it, preventing irritation and discomfort while maintaining its seal. 

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September 1, 2020 - SleepTalk this month

Exciting new things happening at VitalAire!

To our VitalAire patients: We’re working hard to develop new and innovative ways to communicate with you.  Soon, we’ll be able to share more information about the exciting things coming your way!  But, before we can share anything with you, we need to make sure your contact information is accurate and up to date. Why?

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June 24, 2020 - Caring for CPAP products

How to Clean and Maintain CPAP Equipment at Home

These days, keeping your CPAP equipment clean is more important than ever.  Over time and with regular use, CPAP equipment will wear out and deteriorate. Replacing your mask and accessories regularly is an important part of maintaining an effective and hygienic sleep therapy routine. 

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