Guidance for home CPAP

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Guidance for home CPAP"

Transcription

1 Guidance for home CPAP Turnberg Building Respiratory Medicine All Rights Reserved Document for issue as handout. Unique Identifier: MED52(13). Review date: September 2015

2 Name: Hospital Number: NHS Number: Device Type: Mask Type & Size: l You have been leant a CPAP device to treat your condition of obstructive sleep apnoea l To get the most benefit from CPAP you should use it every night l If for any reason you stop using CPAP you should contact the department straight away. We will give you help and advice so that you can start using it again or make arrangements with you to return the equipment to the chest clinic so that it can be used to treat another patient. If you are having any difficulties please ring us or use the Wednesday morning drop-in clinic (9am-11.30am) rather than waiting until your next booked appointment. l It is helpful to have the information on page 1 of this booklet when telephoning Getting started M Series System One (PR1) Start button Reset button l Plug the CPAP in at the mains l Attach your tubing and mask l Once you start breathing through the mask the machine should automatically start. If it doesn t, press the start button l Refit your mask so that it is quiet and you don t feel any leaks (particularly into the eyes) 1 2

3 Cleaning and changing your filters Masks Tubing This should be cleaned daily using washing up liquid - this will remove skin grease, dirt and any facial products such as make-up and moisturises. DO NOT USE products such as hand soap, bubble bath or baby wipes - these will ruin the seal. Bacterial wipes are fine to use once you have cleaned the mask with washing - up liquid (they will not remove dirt and grease). IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR MASK CLEAN TO PREVENT INFECTIONS. This should be cleaned weekly by running hot soapy water through it and then running clean water through to rinse. As long as there aren t any big pools of water in the tubing you can run the CPAP for a short time to dry out your tubing. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR TUBING CLEAN TO PREVENT INFECTIONS. Bacterial filters Unless you have been told you no longer need these filters, bacterial filters should be placed between the CPAP and tubing and should be changed every 2-3 weeks. DO NOT get this filter wet. If you need more filters please contact the department. Ultrafine (white) filters These small filters fit in the back of the CPAP where the air is taken into the machine. It is important to change them regularly to make sure your machine works properly. They should be changed once a month. Please contact the department if you run out. Change monthly Pollen (black) filters These fit over the top of the ultrafine filter. They will get dusty and need regular rinsing. You will have been provided with 2 so that you always have a dry one to use. Rinse the pollen filter every 2 weeks. Fit the white filter first with the grey sponge over the top. Change every 2-3 weeks Rinse every 2 weeks 3 4

4 Visiting hospital / general anaesthesia Many hospitals do not have the necessary access to the correct equipment, and unfortunately the CPAP Service is unable to provide loans to wards. Therefore if you have to visit hospital for any reason overnight please bring your CPAP machine, mask and tubing in with you. This is particularly important if you are having general anaesthesia. Holidays / Flying If you are going on holiday or away on a trip, please take your CPAP machine and equipment with you. If you are flying, you must try to avoid sleeping during the flight if at all possible unless you can use your CPAP machine. The risks to your health are greatly increased when you sleep and have breathing difficulties at altitude. If at all possible, the CPAP machine and equipment should be carried as hand-luggage to prevent it getting lost / damaged. If necessary, we are able to provide a letter of information which will help you explain this to the airline. Do not drink alcohol before or during the flight as alcohol will affect your ability to stay awake and worsen your sleep apnoea. Drivers (including HGV/PSV) When holding a driving licence, by law, you must inform the DVLA that you have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and that you are being treated with CPAP. There is a separate leaflet available from the DVLA. Tiredness has been shown to affect driving ability in a similar way to alcohol and you are just as prosecutable by law if it is proven that you caused an accident due to sleepiness. It is your responsibility to ensure you are fit to drive any time you get behind a wheel. Conditions of loan 1. You have been shown and advised how to use and maintain your CPAP (and humidifier if applicable), including regular cleaning and changing of filters. 2. You are responsible for the safe keeping of the CPAP machine and all accessories lent to you. 3. It is very important to keep any review appointments including annual reviews and bring your CPAP machine and any accessories to all appointments for the CPAP clinic. 4. If you cannot make a review appointment you mustcontact central booking and make an alternative appointment. If you do not attend two appointments without cancelling them with central booking the hospital trust will automatically discharge you and you will be asked to return your equipment. You will then have to be re-referred by your GP to be able to attend another appointment. 5. We ask for you to make a serious attempt at using your CPAP. If for any reason you are having difficulties, please contact us on: (leave a message if there is no answer) or use the drop-in clinic on Wednesday 9am am in the chest clinic. You do not have to wait until your next review appointment and we request you come to the drop in clinic ASAP. 6. The CPAP machine remains the property of Salford Royal. If you are no longer using your machine you must return it to us and you will be discharged from the clinic. If you do not return your machine you may be charged for its replacement. 5 6

5 Our contact details If you have any problems or want some advice, please ring the number below. If we do not answer please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Helpline number Sleep Service Salford Royal Stott Lane, Salford M6 8HD For appointment enquiries please ring the central booking on: or visit: for-patients/outpatientinformation/changing-yourappointment/ PLEASE NOTE - this is NOT a drop-in service but we do have a drop-in every Wednesday morning 9am am in the chest clinic. Always remember to bring your CPAP equipment to clinic with you. Notes 7 8

6 G Design Services Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust All Rights Reserved 2013 This document MUST NOT be photocopied Information Leaflet Control Policy: Unique Identifier: MED52(13) Review Date: September 2015 For further information on this leaflet, its references and sources used, please contact Copies of this information are available in other languages and formats upon request. If you need this interpreting please telephone In accordance with the Equality Act we will make reasonable adjustments to enable individuals with disabilities, to access this treatment / service. Salford Royal operates a smoke-free policy. For advice on stopping smoking contact the Hospital Specialist Stop Smoking Service on Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Stott Lane, Salford, Manchester, M6 8HD Telephone If you would like to become a Foundation Trust Member please visit: for-members If you have any suggestions as to how this document could be improved in the future then please visit: for-patients

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) frequently asked questions Turnberg Building Department of Respiratory Medicine 0161 206 3169 All Rights Reserved 2014. Document for issue as handout. What is

More information

Advice for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Users (CPAP)

Advice for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Users (CPAP) Advice for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Users (CPAP) Patient Information Sleep Service Author ID: CG Leaflet Number: SS 002 Name of Leaflet: Advice for CPAP Users Version: 2 Date Produced: November

More information

Your COPD action plan

Your COPD action plan University Teaching Trust Your COPD action plan Patient name: Better Breathing 0161 206 3159 All Rights Reserved 2014. Document for issue as handout. Your COPD Action Plan This plan will help you: Learn

More information

What happens if I decide to stop my dialysis?

What happens if I decide to stop my dialysis? What happens if I decide to stop my dialysis? Hope Building Renal Services 0161 206 1882 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. Why do people choose to stop their dialysis? l Some people

More information

CT scan. Turnberg Building Radiology

CT scan. Turnberg Building Radiology CT scan Turnberg Building Radiology 1 0161 206 1233 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. What is a CT Scan? CT stands for Computed Tomography. A CT scan is a type of x-ray examination

More information

Fostair Maintenance & Reliever Therapy (MART) for asthma

Fostair Maintenance & Reliever Therapy (MART) for asthma Fostair Maintenance & Reliever Therapy (MART) for asthma Turnberg Building Respiratory Medicine 0161 206 3158 All Rights Reserved 2014. Document for issue as handout. Name: Date: Best peak flow recording

More information

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) Sleep Respiratory Unit

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) Sleep Respiratory Unit National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) Sleep Respiratory Unit If you would like this document in another language or format or if you require the services

More information

Cardio Respiratory. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) Department. We Care

Cardio Respiratory. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) Department. We Care Cardio Respiratory Department Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing. If

More information

Driving Regulations and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome

Driving Regulations and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome Driving Regulations and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome Exceptional healthcare, personally delivered What is obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome? Obstructive sleep apnoea means episodes of stopping breathing

More information

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and CPAP Therapy

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and CPAP Therapy Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and CPAP Therapy A patient s guide 1 Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is the repetitive narrowing or closure of the throat during sleep, which results in

More information

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) University Teaching Trust Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) Irving Building Physiotherapy 0161 206 5328 All Rights Reserved 2016. Document for issue as handout. What is a frozen shoulder? A frozen

More information

CT Virtual Colonoscopy

CT Virtual Colonoscopy CT Virtual Colonoscopy Ladywell Building Radiology 2 0161 206 1233 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. This information booklet tells you about virtual colonoscopy, which is a test

More information

Using and looking after your nebulizer and compressor

Using and looking after your nebulizer and compressor What is a? A nebulizer is a device which is used to give medication in the form of a mist, which is breathed in to the lungs. A compressor is the machine which pumps air through the nebulizer to turn the

More information

Beta-HCG monitoring What is it for?

Beta-HCG monitoring What is it for? Beta-HCG monitoring What is it for? Brooke Building Early Pregnancy Unit All Rights Reserved 2014. Document for issue as handout. Introduction This booklet aims to give some information and advice about

More information

Essential information for patients and carers regarding alcohol information and useful contacts

Essential information for patients and carers regarding alcohol information and useful contacts Essential information for patients and carers regarding alcohol information and useful contacts Ladywell Building Alcohol Specialist Nurse 0161 206 0528 G15070602W. Design Services,, All Rights Reserved

More information

CPAP TREATMENT Patient information September 2007

CPAP TREATMENT Patient information September 2007 LUNG FUNCTION UNIT CASTLE HILL HOSPITAL MEDICAL DIVISION CPAP TREATMENT Patient information September 2007 Working in Partnership to Provide a Quality Healthcare Service INTRODUCTION This leaflet has been

More information

Irving Building Pain Centre

Irving Building Pain Centre Pain Management Programmes A booklet to inform people about pain management and to help them decide whether they wish to join a Pain Management Programme Irving Building Pain Centre 0161 206 4136 All Rights

More information

Collection of your semen sample for infertility or post vasectomy analysis

Collection of your semen sample for infertility or post vasectomy analysis University Teaching Trust Collection of your semen sample for infertility or post vasectomy analysis Turnberg Building Microbiology 0161 206 2089 Advice and information for patients Before collecting your

More information

Information for Patients using Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) The Gwent Sleep & Ventilation Centre Chest Clinic, St.

Information for Patients using Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) The Gwent Sleep & Ventilation Centre Chest Clinic, St. Information for Patients using Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) The Gwent Sleep & Ventilation Centre Chest Clinic, St. Woolos Hospital How does NIV work? People receiving NIV need to wear a cushioned mask

More information

Home Oxygen Therapy in NHS Scotland Level 1 Education for Patients & Carers

Home Oxygen Therapy in NHS Scotland Level 1 Education for Patients & Carers Home Oxygen Therapy in NHS Scotland Level 1 Education for Patients & Carers Home_Oxygen_Therapy-Level1-V1.1 National Home Oxygen Service Guidance/Best Practice Recommendations Changes to the National Oxygen

More information

CPAP/BiPAP Patient Instructions

CPAP/BiPAP Patient Instructions CPAP/BiPAP Patient Instructions 115 John Maddox Dr Rome, GA 30165 Phone: 706-266-4086 Kevin Cooper, Owner/Respiratory Therapist Purpose of CPAP/BiPAP Therapy The purpose of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

More information

Benign breast conditions

Benign breast conditions Benign breast conditions Brooke Building Breast Unit 0161 206 1173 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. Throughout a ladies life their breasts are constantly changing. This is because

More information

Treatment of diseases affecting the kidney using steroids

Treatment of diseases affecting the kidney using steroids Treatment of diseases affecting the kidney using steroids Hope Building Renal 0161 206 5223 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. This information has been written by the medical and

More information

Surgical repair of achilles tendon

Surgical repair of achilles tendon Surgical repair of achilles tendon Turnberg Building Orthopaedics 0161 206 4898 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. Procedure Alternative procedure A tendon is a band of tissue that

More information

INF159. Tiredness can kill. Advice for drivers. including drivers with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) 2/16

INF159. Tiredness can kill. Advice for drivers. including drivers with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) 2/16 INF159 Tiredness can kill Advice for drivers including drivers with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) 2/16 What if I have a condition causing sleepiness/tiredness during the day? You need to tell

More information

Management of an anaphylactic reaction to Omalizumab (Xolair) drug therapy

Management of an anaphylactic reaction to Omalizumab (Xolair) drug therapy Management of an anaphylactic reaction to Omalizumab (Xolair) drug therapy Turnberg Building Respiratory Medicine 0161 206 3158 All Rights Reserved 2014. Document for issue as handout. What is an allergic

More information

Having a Gastric Band

Having a Gastric Band Having a Gastric Band Hope Building Upper G.I. / Bariatrics 0161 206 5062 All Rights Reserved 2014. Document for issue as handout. This booklet aims to describe: l What is a gastric band page 2 l How is

More information

CPAP. Sleep Disorders Program UBC Hospital. 2211 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver BC V6T 2B5 Tel: 604-822-7606

CPAP. Sleep Disorders Program UBC Hospital. 2211 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver BC V6T 2B5 Tel: 604-822-7606 CPAP Sleep Disorders Program UBC Hospital 2211 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver BC V6T 2B5 Tel: 604-822-7606 What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when your airway temporarily obstructs

More information

Treatment Of Age Related Macular Degeneration By Intravitreal Injection With Ranizumab (Lucentis)

Treatment Of Age Related Macular Degeneration By Intravitreal Injection With Ranizumab (Lucentis) Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Treatment Of Age Related Macular Degeneration By Intravitreal Injection With Ranizumab (Lucentis) Information For Patients 2 What is age related macular degeneration? Age-related

More information

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Dear Patient: You have been referred for a Sleep Study, because your physician is concerned you may have a serious medical condition called Sleep Apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have

More information

BTS Sleep Course. Module 10 Therapies I: Mechanical Intervention Devices. (Prepared by Debby Nicoll and Debbie Smith)

BTS Sleep Course. Module 10 Therapies I: Mechanical Intervention Devices. (Prepared by Debby Nicoll and Debbie Smith) BTS Sleep Course Module 10 Therapies I: Mechanical Intervention Devices (Prepared by Debby Nicoll and Debbie Smith) S7: Patient monitoring and review Aims Where problems can occur Clinic review protocol

More information

Neuro Oncology Multidisciplinary Team

Neuro Oncology Multidisciplinary Team University Teaching Trust Neuro Oncology Multidisciplinary Team Irving Building Neurosciences 0161 206 2073 / 0613 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. Keyworker: Keyworker Contact

More information

Information leaflet for parents/carers. Inguinal Hernia Repair

Information leaflet for parents/carers. Inguinal Hernia Repair Information leaflet for parents/carers Inguinal Hernia Repair Introduction An inguinal hernia first appears as a bulge or lump in the groin. In boys, this lump is usually caused by a loop of the intestine

More information

Oxford Heart Centre Discharge advice after your Permanent Pacemaker (PPM) or Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR) procedure. Information for patients

Oxford Heart Centre Discharge advice after your Permanent Pacemaker (PPM) or Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR) procedure. Information for patients Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust Oxford Heart Centre Discharge advice after your Permanent Pacemaker (PPM) or Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR) procedure Information for patients This booklet contains

More information

Home Intravenous Therapy HOPT (Home / Outpatient Parenteral Therapy)

Home Intravenous Therapy HOPT (Home / Outpatient Parenteral Therapy) Home Intravenous Therapy HOPT (Home / Outpatient Parenteral Therapy) Brooke Building Intermediate Care 0161 206 7017 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. This booklet has been given

More information

Tracheostomy Care: Humidity and Hydration

Tracheostomy Care: Humidity and Hydration Tracheostomy Care: Humidity and Hydration Moisture on the inside of the lungs helps keep mucus thin. Thin mucus is easier to cough out of the lungs. When the mucus is thick and sticky, it is harder to

More information

Exercise and advice after breast cancer surgery

Exercise and advice after breast cancer surgery Exercise and advice after breast cancer surgery Irving Building Physiotherapy All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. Role of the physiotherapist Exercises for the first week following

More information

How is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed?

How is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed? How is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed? The best method of diagnosing sleep apnea and other sleep problems is an overnight test in a sleep laboratory. This test is called polysomnography (PSG). You will be connected

More information

Oxygen for Symptom Relief (Palliative Oxygen)

Oxygen for Symptom Relief (Palliative Oxygen) Oxygen for Symptom Relief (Palliative Oxygen) Exceptional healthcare, personally delivered This leaflet has been written for patients starting, or who have just started, oxygen therapy and answers any

More information

Bipap A30/40 ventilator

Bipap A30/40 ventilator The Lane Fox Respiratory Unit Bipap A30/40 ventilator Patient start-up user guide Contents p.2 Contents p.3 What is bi-level ventilation? p.3 What s included in your bag? p.3 Bipap A30/40 setup p.5 Starting

More information

Tibial Intramedullary Nailing

Tibial Intramedullary Nailing Tibial Intramedullary Nailing Turnberg Building Orthopaedics 0161 206 4898 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. Procedure The tibia is the long shin bone in the lower leg. It is a weight

More information

USING YOUR CPAP AT HOME

USING YOUR CPAP AT HOME USING YOUR CPAP AT HOME You have been provided with CPAP equipment to treat your sleep apnoea. The following information aims to answer any questions you may have about sleep apnoea and the use of CPAP

More information

Your day surgery under local anaesthetic A guide for patients

Your day surgery under local anaesthetic A guide for patients 1 Your day surgery under local anaesthetic A guide for patients Name: Day: Date: Time: Consultant: Hospital: If you are unable to keep your appointment, please telephone the Day Surgery Unit on 020 7188

More information

Ultrasound guided pleural tap or drain

Ultrasound guided pleural tap or drain Patient information Whipps Cross University Hospital Ultrasound guided pleural tap or drain Department of Respiratory Medicine Why do I need a Pleural tap or drain? n These are procedures to remove fluid

More information

After your child s low-profile balloon gastrostomy device (button) Discharge Information

After your child s low-profile balloon gastrostomy device (button) Discharge Information After your child s low-profile balloon gastrostomy device (button) Discharge Information Children s services This leaflet provides information and advice following the change of your child s initial gastrostomy

More information

After a suspected seizure. Information for patients, relatives and carers

After a suspected seizure. Information for patients, relatives and carers After a suspected seizure Information for patients, relatives and carers This booklet has been provided to help answer some of the questions you may have about your suspected seizure. What happened to

More information

Information for patients who require Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins

Information for patients who require Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins Information for patients who require Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins Why do I need treatment for varicose veins? Deep veins Everybody has 2 sets of veins in their legs. These are called the superficial

More information

Cataract Surgery. Department of Ophthalmology. Patient Information

Cataract Surgery. Department of Ophthalmology. Patient Information Cataract Surgery Department of Ophthalmology Patient Information Please ensure that you complete the health questionnaire that is within the envelope before you attend your clinic appointment. Please then

More information

Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC)

Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC) Patient Information Leaflet Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC) Produced by: Coronary Care Unit May 2014 Review due May 2017 1 If you require this leaflet in another language, large print or another

More information

Pilonidal Sinus. Information for patients

Pilonidal Sinus. Information for patients Pilonidal Sinus Information for patients Information for patients 2 What is a pilonidal sinus? A pilonidal sinus is a small hole or tunnel in the skin, usually at the top of the cleft between the buttocks.

More information

University Teaching Trust. Breast pain. Breast Care Clinic Hope Building. Unique Identifier: SURG 58 (14). Review date: December 2016.

University Teaching Trust. Breast pain. Breast Care Clinic Hope Building. Unique Identifier: SURG 58 (14). Review date: December 2016. University Teaching Trust Breast pain Breast Care Clinic Hope Building 0161 206 2224 G13000000W. Design G14102802W. Services, Salford Design Royal Services, NHS Foundation Salford Royal Trust, NHS All

More information

Department of Cardiology Coronary Angiogram. Patient Information leaflet. Whiston Hospital Warrington Road Prescot L35 5DR

Department of Cardiology Coronary Angiogram. Patient Information leaflet. Whiston Hospital Warrington Road Prescot L35 5DR Department of Cardiology 0151 430 7662 Coronary Angiogram Patient Information leaflet Creation Date August 2009 V2 (Revised May 2015) Review Date May 2018 Produced by Department of Cardiology Whiston Hospital

More information

CPAP Therapy and You

CPAP Therapy and You CPAP Therapy and You CPAP Treatment CPAP (pronounced "see-pap") is short for "continuous positive airway pressure." Positive airway pressure therapy is the most effective noninvasive treatment for Obstructive

More information

Solar urticaria. Barnes Building Photobiology Unit

Solar urticaria. Barnes Building Photobiology Unit Solar urticaria Barnes Building Photobiology Unit 0161 206 4081 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. This guide has been written to help answer some of your questions about solar urticaria.

More information

BREATHE EASY WHY AM I USING CPAP?

BREATHE EASY WHY AM I USING CPAP? BREATHE EASY WHY AM I USING CPAP? Your doctor has prescribed Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP (pronounced See -pap) therapy for you. When used appropriately, CPAP therapy is nearly 100% effective

More information

Percutaneous Nephrostomy. Care of your Nephrostomy. Department of Urology

Percutaneous Nephrostomy. Care of your Nephrostomy. Department of Urology Percutaneous Nephrostomy Care of your Nephrostomy Department of Urology You may encounter some problems at home but these are usually easily overcome. Listed below are some questions patients commonly

More information

VALLEY Respiratory Services, Inc. Where Patients Are Our Priority

VALLEY Respiratory Services, Inc. Where Patients Are Our Priority VALLEY Respiratory Services, Inc. Where Patients Are Our Priority CPAP/BIPAP Overview What it is: A CPAP or BIPAP machine delivers air pressure through a mask while a patient sleeps. CPAP is pressure to

More information

Patient Information. Common Problems & Solutions for CPAP Users

Patient Information. Common Problems & Solutions for CPAP Users Patient Information Common Problems & Solutions for CPAP Users Getting Started When using your CPAP system for the first time you will notice an unusual sense of pressure when breathing. You will need

More information

Oxygen Therapy. A guide for the patient. Please bring to any outpatient appointments. Patients name. Exceptional healthcare, personally delivered

Oxygen Therapy. A guide for the patient. Please bring to any outpatient appointments. Patients name. Exceptional healthcare, personally delivered A guide for the patient Please bring to any outpatient appointments Patients name Exceptional healthcare, personally delivered Introduction This leaflet has been written for patients starting, or who have

More information

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure)

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) Patient information CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) This leaflet provides further information about continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment, now that you have your CPAP equipment.

More information

Pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection that makes the tiny air sacs in your lungs inflamed (swollen and sore). They then fill with liquid.

Pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection that makes the tiny air sacs in your lungs inflamed (swollen and sore). They then fill with liquid. Pneumonia Pneumonia is an infection that makes the tiny air sacs in your lungs inflamed (swollen and sore). They then fill with liquid. People with mild (not so bad) pneumonia can usually be treated at

More information

Enhanced recovery programme (ERP) for patients undergoing bowel surgery

Enhanced recovery programme (ERP) for patients undergoing bowel surgery Enhanced recovery programme (ERP) for patients undergoing bowel surgery Information for patients, relatives and carers An enhanced recovery programme (ERP) has been established at Imperial College Healthcare

More information

Patient Information Leaflet. Information prior to having a skin biopsy or skin excision. Produced By: The Beacon Centre

Patient Information Leaflet. Information prior to having a skin biopsy or skin excision. Produced By: The Beacon Centre Patient Information Leaflet Information prior to having a skin biopsy or skin excision Produced By: The Beacon Centre Date: December 2013 Review due: December 2016 1 Information prior to having a skin

More information

Do not use soaps with added scents. We recommend plain Ivory liquid soap or baby shampoo. Rinse well and allow to air dry out of direct sunlight.

Do not use soaps with added scents. We recommend plain Ivory liquid soap or baby shampoo. Rinse well and allow to air dry out of direct sunlight. ResMed CPAP Mask FAQ When and how should I clean my mask? Daily Wash the mask system with warm, soapy water. Do not use soaps with added scents. We recommend plain Ivory liquid soap or baby shampoo. Rinse

More information

Botox treatment for chronic migraine

Botox treatment for chronic migraine University Teaching Trust Botox treatment for chronic migraine Humphrey Booth Building Neurosciences 0161 206 2563 0161 206 2427 All Rights Reserved 2016. Document for issue as handout.. This information

More information

Sleep Apnoea and driving the facts. Developed by The OSA Partnership Group and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

Sleep Apnoea and driving the facts. Developed by The OSA Partnership Group and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) Sleep Apnoea and driving the facts Developed by The OSA Partnership Group and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) September 2013 Introduction This document has been developed following collaboration

More information

Your Heart Surgery and Recovery

Your Heart Surgery and Recovery Your Heart Surgery and Recovery This leaflet is for people having an operation on their heart. It tells you what normally happens and how you might feel afterwards. There is also a checklist of things

More information

Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. CPAP Care & Nightly Use Instructions. 9 steps to CPAP Success

Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. CPAP Care & Nightly Use Instructions. 9 steps to CPAP Success Dr. Alexander A. Clerk s Office O Connor Health Center 1 455 O'Connor Drive, Suite 110, San Jose CA. 95128 Main: 408.295.4532 Fax: 408.295.4738 Email: info@sleepmedicineservice.com Web: sleepmedicineservice.com

More information

Home Monitoring Programme Patient Diary Evelina London Children s Hospital Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7EH Main switchboard:

Home Monitoring Programme Patient Diary Evelina London Children s Hospital Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7EH Main switchboard: Home Monitoring Programme Patient Diary Evelina London Children s Hospital Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7EH Main switchboard: 020 7188 7188 Home Monitoring Programme Patient Diary Home Monitoring

More information

Infertility investigations for women

Infertility investigations for women Infertility investigations for women Brooke Building Gynaecology Department 0161 206 5224 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. This booklet is aimed for women undergoing fertility investigations.

More information

CPAP Survival Guide. thoracic & sleep group. People caring for how you breathe and sleep.

CPAP Survival Guide. thoracic & sleep group. People caring for how you breathe and sleep. CPAP Survival Guide thoracic & sleep group Q U E E N S L A N D People caring for how you breathe and sleep. In this booklet you will find plenty of useful information that will help you progress smoothly

More information

Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) RDaSH. Information leaflet

Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) RDaSH. Information leaflet Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) RDaSH Information leaflet What is MRSA? Staphylococcus aureus is a germ that is commonly found in hospitals and the community. About one third of the population

More information

The Oxford Sleep Unit Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine Osler Chest Unit, Churchill Hospital Information for CPAP users

The Oxford Sleep Unit Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine Osler Chest Unit, Churchill Hospital Information for CPAP users The Oxford Sleep Unit Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine Osler Chest Unit, Churchill Hospital Information for CPAP users page 2 Now that you have your CPAP equipment, this booklet gives you more information

More information

Having a circumcision information for men

Having a circumcision information for men Having a circumcision information for men This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a circumcision. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you

More information

Treating Sleep Apnea A Review of the Research for Adults

Treating Sleep Apnea A Review of the Research for Adults Treating Sleep Apnea A Review of the Research for Adults Is This Information Right for Me? Yes, if: A doctor said you have mild, moderate, or severe obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. People with OSA may

More information

Early Supported Discharge and Admission Avoidance Service for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Early Supported Discharge and Admission Avoidance Service for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Early Supported Discharge and Admission Avoidance Service for Chronic Obstructive Exceptional healthcare, personally delivered 2 What is early supported discharge and admission avoidance and why do we

More information

The temporary haemodialysis catheter

The temporary haemodialysis catheter The temporary haemodialysis catheter Department of Renal Medicine Patient Information Leaflet Introduction The information in this booklet is for: People have renal failure and who require urgent haemodialysis.

More information

Pacemaker or ICD (defibrillator) implantation. Information for patients South Yorkshire Regional Cardiac Rhythm Management Service

Pacemaker or ICD (defibrillator) implantation. Information for patients South Yorkshire Regional Cardiac Rhythm Management Service Pacemaker or ICD (defibrillator) implantation Information for patients South Yorkshire Regional Cardiac Rhythm Management Service page 2 of 12 On return to the ward, my wound will be covered with a dressing

More information

An operation for prolapse Colpocleisis

An operation for prolapse Colpocleisis Saint Mary s Hospital Gynaecology Service Warrell Unit An operation for prolapse Colpocleisis Information for Patients What is a prolapse? A prolapse is a bulge or lump in the vagina caused by sagging

More information

The Lane Fox Respiratory Unit. Nippy 3+ ventilator. Patient start-up user guide

The Lane Fox Respiratory Unit. Nippy 3+ ventilator. Patient start-up user guide The Lane Fox Respiratory Unit Nippy 3+ ventilator Patient start-up user guide Contents p.2 Contents p.3 What is bi-level ventilation? p.3 What s included in your bag? p.3 Nippy 3+ setup p.5 Starting treatment

More information

SELF-CATHETERISATION A Guide for Male Patients PATIENT EDUCATION

SELF-CATHETERISATION A Guide for Male Patients PATIENT EDUCATION SELF-CATHETERISATION A Guide for Male Patients PATIENT EDUCATION ADHB Urology Department; Reviewed JULY 2005 Ubix code NPEB2 1 This booklet has been designed to help you learn how to perform self-catheterisation.

More information

BiPAP/CPAP Devices: BiPAP/CPAP Machines. New Jersey Respiratory Associates Nurse Competency Program

BiPAP/CPAP Devices: BiPAP/CPAP Machines. New Jersey Respiratory Associates Nurse Competency Program BiPAP/CPAP Devices: BiPAP/CPAP Machines New Jersey Respiratory Associates BiPAP/CPAP Machines Instruction Check Sheet Demonstrate: How to set up BIPAP/CPAP on resident Proper set up with Humidification

More information

Having an Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Having an Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Having an Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 1 Index Introduction 3 What is an Upper GI Endoscopy? 4 Why has my doctor chosen an endoscopy? 4 Are there any risks to the test? 4 Are there any alternatives?

More information

Measuring Peak Flow. More on next page. Learn more about your health care.

Measuring Peak Flow. More on next page. Learn more about your health care. Measuring Peak Flow Peak flow meters are used to check your asthma the way that blood pressure cuffs are used to check high blood pressure. A peak flow meter is a device that measures how well (how fast)

More information

1. CPAP: delivers continuous flow of air at a constant pressure.

1. CPAP: delivers continuous flow of air at a constant pressure. What does CPAP stand for? CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. What does CPAP therapy do? CPAP therapy provides a constant airflow which holds the airway open so that uninterrupted breathing

More information

Day Case Radical Orchidectomy. Department of Urology Information for patients

Day Case Radical Orchidectomy. Department of Urology Information for patients Day Case Radical Orchidectomy Department of Urology Information for patients i What is a radical orchidectomy? You and your consultant have decided that you need to have your testicle removed (radical

More information

How to Give Your Newborn Baby a Bath

How to Give Your Newborn Baby a Bath How to Give Your Newborn Baby a Bath This handout will help prepare you to wash your baby safely and to give special care after the bath. Bath time can be a happy time for both parents and baby. This time

More information

Home Oxygen Therapy. Delivering the best in care. UHB is a no smoking Trust

Home Oxygen Therapy. Delivering the best in care. UHB is a no smoking Trust Home Oxygen Therapy Delivering the best in care UHB is a no smoking Trust To see all of our current patient information leaflets please visit www.uhb.nhs.uk/patient-information-leaflets.htm What is it?

More information

This information is also available on our website www.barkersleep.com

This information is also available on our website www.barkersleep.com Welcome to the Barker Sleep Institute s PAP user manual Inside are helpful tips for successful PAP therapy including: Solutions to common questions Cleaning of PAP equipment Parts replacement schedule

More information

Information leaflet for parents/carers. Cholecystectomy

Information leaflet for parents/carers. Cholecystectomy Information leaflet for parents/carers Cholecystectomy What is a Cholecystectomy? This is an operation to remove the gallbladder. What is the gallbladder? The gallbladder is a small reservoir of bile sited

More information

Having an MRI scan. Children s Ward Patient Information Leaflet

Having an MRI scan. Children s Ward Patient Information Leaflet Having an MRI scan Children s Ward Patient Information Leaflet Introduction This leaflet is for people who are having an MRI scan. It tells you what the scan involves, the benefits and risks of having

More information

Excision of Epididymal Cyst

Excision of Epididymal Cyst Excision of Epididymal Cyst Patient Information Day Surgery Ward 3, Leigh Infirmary Author ID: LS Leaflet Number: SW3 011 Version: 5 Name of Leaflet: Excision of Epididymal Cyst Date Produced: April 2015

More information

SELF-CATHETERISATION. A Guide for Female Patients PATIENT EDUCATION. ADHB Urology Department; Reviewed JULY 2005 Ubix code NPEB1 1 ACH/2035/006

SELF-CATHETERISATION. A Guide for Female Patients PATIENT EDUCATION. ADHB Urology Department; Reviewed JULY 2005 Ubix code NPEB1 1 ACH/2035/006 SELF-CATHETERISATION A Guide for Female Patients PATIENT EDUCATION ADHB Urology Department; Reviewed JULY 2005 Ubix code NPEB1 1 This booklet has been designed to help you learn how to carry out self-catheterisation.

More information

A guide to peritoneal dialysis

A guide to peritoneal dialysis A guide to peritoneal dialysis This booklet is for people who have chosen peritoneal dialysis as a treatment option. It explains the different types of peritoneal dialysis, how they work and how you can

More information

Understanding your Cataract Surgery

Understanding your Cataract Surgery Understanding your Cataract Surgery If you have problems reading this leaflet please ask us to send you a copy in a larger print size. If your first language is not English we can arrange for an interpreter

More information

What to Expect During Your Stay at a Sleep Disorders Lab

What to Expect During Your Stay at a Sleep Disorders Lab What to Expect During Your Stay at a Sleep Disorders Lab Information for patients and families Read this information to learn: what a sleep study is what a CPAP titration study is how to prepare what to

More information

This booklet has been designed to give you all the information you need to undergo cataract surgery.

This booklet has been designed to give you all the information you need to undergo cataract surgery. Eye Unit Cataract Surgery: This booklet has been designed to give you all the information you need to undergo cataract surgery. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is a teaching hospital and

More information

Diabetes: preconception and antenatal advice

Diabetes: preconception and antenatal advice Diabetes: preconception and antenatal advice Our aim is that you have a positive experience while attending the Princess Anne Hospital for your diabetes care. We would like you to be involved at every

More information

anne fiona spencer DM FRCS(Glasg) FRCOphth

anne fiona spencer DM FRCS(Glasg) FRCOphth anne fiona spencer DM FRCS(Glasg) FRCOphth Trabeculectomy (glaucoma drainage) surgery You may have been told by your doctor that you require an operation to control the pressure within your eye. This operation

More information

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CATHETER (FEMALE)

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CATHETER (FEMALE) HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CATHETER (FEMALE) Information Leaflet Your Health. Our Priority. Page 2 of 6 What is a catheter? A catheter is a narrow flexible soft tube inserted into the bladder for the purpose

More information