mask for respirator It can be considered as another important medical device. And it is especially necessary when patients need to use a ventilator for treatment. Which in this article will help readers to know the details of masks for each type of ventilator. What are the differences?
Getting to know masks for CPAP machines
mask for respirator It is a device that the patient wears a mask while using a ventilator to allow air pressure to flow through the nose or mouth. (Depending on the type of mask) into the respiratory system. There are many types of respirator masks to choose from according to the necessity and suitability of the user.
How many types of CPAP masks are there?
mask for respirator Can be divided into 3 types
Made of silicone or gel It is the most popular mask to use. Suitable for beginners
It is the most comfortable mask among the 3 types of masks. It is made of silicone. By wearing the mask, only inserting the silicone into the tip of the nostrils. does not cover the part of the face causing air to leak more easily than other types especially in the case of high pressure Suitable for people who have been using CPAP machines for a while. and have some expertise in using masks or for those who cannot use a nose mask Including those who are sinus allergy and nasal congestion Have symptoms of rhinitis, etc.
Used for patients who sleep with their mouths open. Silicone or gel material The mask covers both the user's nose and mouth. causing no leakage of air pressure through the mouth But it will make your throat dry as the wind will constantly pass through your mouth. And sometimes it can cause air into the stomach. can cause flatulence
How to wear a mask
A good and proper mask doesn't need to be too tight or too loose. Should be worn to feel that the mask is tight enough. When the mask is complete Then test the leakage of the mask as the next step. This can be done as follows.
- Connect the air tube and turn on the ventilator.
- Check the inner corner of the eye whether there is air leaking from that area or not. If so, tighten the head harness to fit around the head and face.
- For the mask covering the nose, check for air leakage around the nostrils, side of the cheeks and under the chin. If there is, tighten both head straps evenly. for balance while using
- Try sleeping in different positions. Before starting to sleep every time I put on a ventilator.
In addition to knowing the information of the mask for each type of respirator and knowing how to wear the mask correctly In some cases, your doctor may giveThe patient had a neck piercing. (Tracheostomy) instead of wearing a mask, including havingCaring for a throat piercing patientWhat to do in particular This will be discussed in the next article.