AirFit™ F30
AirFit™ F30
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Choosing the right mask cushion

  1. To determine your cushion size (small or medium), print the AirFit F30 full face mask fitting template to size and trim it from the paper. 
  2. Standing in front of a mirror, hold the template horizontally in front of your face and place it under your nose. Make sure it's directly under the nostrils rather than on the top of the nose. 
  3. Select the matching ultra-compact cushion size (small or medium) based on where the outer edge of your nostrils contacts the template. Cushion size is based on the width of your nose (rather than its length). 
  4. If the width of your nose breaches the template margins, size up to a medium. 

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Initial mask inspection

  1. Remove all packaging. 
  2. Perform a visual inspection of each mask component. 
  3. If any visible deterioration of a mask component is apparent (e.g. cracking, crazing, tears etc.), the mask component should be discarded and replaced. 
  4. A slight discoloration of the silicone components may occur and is acceptable. 

Assembling the mask

  1. Ensure you have all the mask components and parts together. 
  2. With the ResMed logo facing outwards and up, insert the upper headgear straps into the frame from the inside and fold the fastening tab over to secure. 
  3. Hold the top and bottom of the ultra-compact cushion and connect it to the mask frame. 
  4. Squeeze the quick-release buttons on either side of the QuietAir elbow and pull down to reattach to the frame. 
  5. Twist the mask elbow to make sure it's rotatable, but secured in place. 

Fine-tuned fitting

  1. Twist and pull both magnetic clips away from the mask frame. 
  2. Place the ultra-compact cushion under your nose and ensure it sits comfortably against your face. With the ResMed logo on the headgear facing up, pull the headgear over your head.
  3. Bring the lower headgear straps behind your ears and attach the magnetic headgear clips to the mask frame. 
  4. Undo the fastening tabs on the upper headgear strap and pull evenly. Repeat with the lower headgear straps. 
  5. If the headgear is too close to your ears, adjust the top headgear strap. 
  6. Connect the device air tubing to the elbow and attach the elbow to the mask, ensuring that it clicks in place. 

If you have long hair

  1. If you have long hair, your mask may not feel as comfortable as it should when your hair is down and in the way. 
  2. We recommend feeding long hair through the straps on the back of the headgear. 
  3. If you tie your hair in a ponytail, it should sit high enough to fit comfortably through the straps on the back of the headgear.

Disassembling the mask

  1. Disconnect the air tubing from the QuietAir elbow so the CPAP machine is no longer connected to the mask.
  2. Undo the upper headgear fastening tab and pull strapping away from the frame. Keep the magnetic clips attached to the lower headgear straps.
  3. Squeeze the quick-release buttons on either side of the QuietAir elbow and pull up to detach from the frame. 
  4. Hold the top and bottom of the ultra-compact cushion and pull it away from the frame. 

Getting started with therapy
Here are some links to help your patients get on the right track with the sleep therapy..

Your therapy basics

The how, what, where and why...

The benefits of therapy

What does therapy do for you..

Think positive

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Managing mask leak

  1. Leak often occurs when your mask's seal is compromised by movement, incorrect fitting or improper sizing.
  2. To find the source of the leak, run your finger along the top and bottom edges of the ultra-compact cushion to feel if any air is escaping. There is an intentional vent on the front of the cushion where air will flow through. This is normal. 
  3. Adjust the mask cushion by gently pulling it away from your face and letting it reseal itself. 
  4. Adjust the top, upper and/or lower headgear straps as needed to achieve a more secure seal. Avoid overtightening the headgear straps - adjust them just enough to fix the mask leak.
  5. Check to ensure the mask frame is secure and that the QuietAir elbow and air tubing are not pulling on your mask. 
  6. If the mask leak continues, contact your ResMed Authorised Dealer.

Daily mask cleaning

  1. The QuietAir elbow, mask frame and ultra-compact cushion should be cleaned after each use. 
  2. Follow the mask disassembly instructions. 
  3. Soak the mask components in warm water and a mild liquid detergent. Ensure there are no air bubbles while soaking. 
  4. Shake the mask components vigorously in the water for at least one minute and then hand wash with a soft bristle brush. Pay particular attention to cleaning the rotatable elbow, vent holes, frame where the arms connect, and inside and outside the frame where the elbow connects. 
  5. Rinse the mask components thoroughly under running tap water. 
  6. Leave the mask components to air dry away from direct sunlight. 
  7. Repeat the daily cleaning steps if the mask components are not visibly clean.

Weekly mask cleaning

  1. The AirFit F30 one-size-fits all headgear should be cleaned weekly. Follow the mask disassembly instructions. Magnetic clips can remain attached to the headgear during cleaning. 
  2. Hand wash the headgear in warm water with a mild liquid detergent. Ensure there are no air bubbles while soaking. 
  3. Rinse the headgear thoroughly under running tap water. 
  4. Squeeze the headgear with a clean towel to remove excess water. 
  5. Leave each of the components to air dry away from direct sunlight. 
  6. If the headgear is not visibly clean, repeat the weekly cleaning steps.

Ongoing mask inspection

  1. To maintain optimum therapy performance, your patient should check their mask regularly for signs of damage and deterioration (e.g. cracking, crazing, tears etc.).
  2. The patient should check each mask component as its cleaned, including the one-size-fits-all headgear, mask frame, QuietAir elbow, ultra-compact cushion and air tubing. 
  3. If any mask component appears to be damaged, it may need to be replaced. 
  4. Patients should replace mask components regularly to help prevent mask deterioration from occurring and help optimise mask performance. 

Disconnect and reconnect to therapy

  1. AirFit F30 was designed to be fast and easy for you to slip on and off during the night. First, make sure the CPAP machine is turned off by pressing the ON/OFF button on the top. 
  2. Then, locate the quick-release buttons on either side of the QuietAir elbow. Squeeze them both and pull up to detach from the mask frame in a single click. 
  3. To restart therapy, simply reconnect the QuietAir elbow to the mask frame. 
  4. Squeeze the quick-release buttons on either side of the QuietAir elbow and pull down to reattach to the frame in a single click.
  5. Twist the mask elbow to make sure it's rotatable, but secured in place. 
  6. Press the ON/OFF button on the top of the CPAP machine to resume therapy. 

Getting started with therapy
Here are some links to help your patients get on the right track with the sleep therapy..

Your therapy basics

The how, what, where and why...

The benefits of therapy

What does therapy do for you..

Think positive

Some helpful tips

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Reference

*Combined responses of those expressing a preference in an independent patient survey in the USA, UK, Germany, France and Australia, from May 2015. Visit resmed.com/maskbrand