Ensure all the mask components and parts are together to begin.
Connect the mask elbow to the frame.
Thread the left end of the headgear into the left side of the frame and fasten the tab. Next, thread the right end of the headgear into the right side of the frame and fasten the tab.
Align the arrow on the nasal pillows cushion to the arrow on the frame and connect them together. Then, connect the remaining end of the nasal pillows cushion and frame together with the ResMed logo facing the right way up through the headgear.
Managing mask leak
Locate where the air is escaping from on the mask, which is typically above or below the nasal pillows cushion.
If air leaks from the side or top of the nasal pillows cushion, adjust the mask fitting to improve the seal.
Gently pull the nasal pillows cushion out from under the nose and away from the face. Then, let the mask reseal itself.
Adjust the headgear as needed to achieve a more secure seal. Then, check to ensure the frame is secure and that the mask elbow and tubing are not pulling on the mask.
Take the nasal pillows cushion off of the frame as per disassembly instructions.
Soak the nasal pillows cushion in warm water and a mild liquid detergent.
Clean the nasal pillows cushion and its vent holes inside and out with a soft bristle brush.
Rinse the nasal pillows cushion thoroughly under running tap water.
Gently shake it to remove any excess water.
Leave the nasal pillows cushion to air dry away from direct sunlight.
Disassemble the mask into its components as per disassembly instructions.
Soak each of the mask components (headgear, elbow and frame) in warm water and a mild liquid detergent.
Gently hand-wash the headgear. Clean the mask elbow and frame with a soft bristle brush.
Rinse each of the mask components thoroughly under running tap water.
Squeeze the headgear and the sleeves on the frame with a clean towel to remove excess water.
Leave each of the mask components to air dry away from direct sunlight.
Ensure the mask is disconnected from the CPAP device.
Pull the nasal pillows cushion out from one end of the frame. Repeat on the other end.
Unfasten the headgear tab from one side and pull it out of the frame. Repeat on the other side.
Squeeze the side buttons on the mask elbow and pull up to quickly and easily release it from the frame.
To maintain optimum therapy performance, your patient should check their mask regularly for signs of damage and deterioration (e.g. cracking, crazing, tears, etc.).
The patient should check each mask component as its cleaned.
Inspect the headgear, frame, elbow, cushion and air tubing.
Your patient should replace mask components regularly to help prevent mask deterioration from occurring and help optimize mask performance.
Recommended resupply schedule:
- Nasal pillows cushion: 2 x per month
- Air tubing: every 3 months
- Headgear: every 6 months Note: Replacement cycles may vary depending on your patient's insurance coverage.
The QuietAir vent† can be removed to allow inspection of the vent holes.
A slight discoloration of the silicone cushion components may occur and is acceptable.
If any mask component appears damaged or deteriorated, it should be discarded and replaced.
Patients should follow up with their equipment provider if they have questions.
To disconnect the vent, gently pull the nasal pillows piece away and slide the vent out.
To reconnect the vent, align the notch on the nasal pillows piece with the groove on the vent, and then gently pull the nasal pillows piece over the vent.
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