How Dangerous Is It Not to Clean Your CPAP Machine for A Long Time?

More and more families start to use CPAP machines. However, we need to know that a CPAP machine is a clinical device rather than a household appliance. The CPAP machine still requires some maintenance. This article mainly introduces the cleaning of CPAP machines used at home.

Ventilators, tubes, and face masks are suitable for the growth of bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans due to the high temperature and humidity during use. If it is not cleaned in time, a large number of bacteria will enter the human respiratory tract along with the airflow, posing a great health threat to users. In particular, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may also cause infections, and induce acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, leading to the need for hospitalization, which brings great health threats and economic burdens to users.

The areas that need to be cleaned for household non-invasive ventilators include: the ventilator, the humidifier, the tubing, and the mask.

The ventilator

Household non-invasive ventilator inhales a large amount of air from the air inlet every day. Large particles of dust will be intercepted by the filter, and small particles of dust will enter the machine, gather in the motor, and then enter the body along with the air. Therefore, it is very important to clean the filter in a timely manner. Moreover, the non-invasive ventilator must be disassembled and cleaned every two years to better ensure your health!

The humidifier

The main reason: the humidifier is closed, humid and warm. Basically meet all the conditions for the survival of bacteria.

The tubing

Since the pipeline is directly connected to the humidifier, especially in winter, ordinary pipelines are prone to condensate, which is also a place that bacteria like.

The mask

The ventilator, tubing, and the mask actually constitute a sealed system. Because the face mask is in direct contact with your skin every day, and due to exhalation at night, the inside of the mask will also form an environment suitable for bacterial growth.

 

How to clean the non-invasive ventilators?

At present, ozone devices are the most common tools used to clean the ventilators. Here we provide Rescare CPAP cleaners to clean the inside of the ventilators, tubing, masks and humidifiers. According to the SGS certification report, Rescare kills 99.99% of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans.

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