Connecting Oxygen Concentrator To CPAP Machine
Sleep apnea is a serious disease that restricts the oxygen in your lungs and body. Patients with this disease may wake up with shortness of breath, lack of sleep and headaches. You may also have COPD, a lung disease. In both cases, CPAP machines and CPAP hose connectors will be required. This treatment can provide enough oxygen to your lungs and body when you fall asleep.
Pieces Of Equipment You Will Need:
Oxygen Bleed-In Adapter
Steps You Need To Take
Once you have all of the equipment mentioned above, you will need to connect them. This is a relatively simple task that will require a few minutes of your time. Keep in mind that each step is important and it must not be skipped.
1. Check Out The CPAP Mask First
Most masks do not have an oxygen port. In this case, you will need a device called an Oxygen Bleed-In Adapter. In this case, it is indeed affordable and mandatory. If the mask has the mentioned ports, put a plastic cover on it. Please remove that cap before moving to the next steps.
2. Connect The Tube To A MaskThe next step is to connect the tubing and the mask. Move the rubber joint on the hose itself and connect it to the mask. This may take a few seconds. Remember, the two must be perfectly connected, and there must be no leakage!
3. Attach Oxygen Bleed-In Adapter
Now you must connect the Oxygen Bleed-In adapter to the tubing. Connect it to the other side of the CPAP machine pipeline and use a rubber joint.
4. Connect The Oxygen Concentrator To Oxygen Bleed-In Adapter
Use a cannula to connect the small port on the Oxygen Bleed-In Adapter to the oxygen concentrator. You should already know that the connection should be tight and not leaking. In addition, this port is a small tube parallel to the main pipeline on the oxygen injection adapter.
5. Connect To CPAP Machine
Now you must connect these components to the CPAP machine. This is a simple task that only takes a few seconds. Make sure to turn on the CPAP machine first, and then turn on the oxygen concentrator. When turning off the equipment, please turn off the oxygen generator first, and then turn off the equipment.
Additional Tips You Need To Know About
1.Make sure you have plenty of time when doing this. Mask will have to be adjusted several times.
2.Replace the filter of the CPAP machine if needed.
3.Mask must be snug when on the face but it must not cause too much pressure. Aim for comfort.
4.You can use a mirror to adjust the mask and make sure it is fitted properly.
5.Nasal pillows must be replaced every 6 months.
6.Start the CPAP machine first and then the oxygen concentrator.
7.When turning the machine off, turn the oxygen concentrator first and then the CPAP machine.
8.Some CPAP machines do have a sensor that will detect leaks in the tubing. You will be notified once that happens.
9.If your mask is uncomfortable change it. Try to find one that is 100% comfortable at all times. This will make the treatment more comfortable and more appealing.
10.Do not use vinegar or any alcohol product for cleaning the mask. They can cause skin irritations.
11.Nasal dryness may happen at some point. If you notice this issue, start using a heated humidifier.
It is important to add that the CPAP machine, mask, and hose must be cleaned on a regular basis. The best option is FreshCPAP S4A. It is an ozone cleaner that kills 99% bacteria and germs and can even kill the COVID19 virus! It is 100% safe to use and needs 30 minutes to clean the equipment perfectly.
Now you know how to use CPAP machines and CPAP hose connectors. We also help you by providing other tips and steps you need to take. Don't forget to use this treatment every night and make sure your equipment is always 100% clean. This is the best treatment you can use today.