Equipment replacement

A critical factor in helping patients stay compliant and comfortable during therapy, is replacing their equipment when needed.

Take the time to educate your patients on knowing when and how to replace components of their products, and how this relates to comfort and therapy effectiveness.

The parts that need to be replaced more regularly include tubes, filters and masks

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