Ventilator-how To Use Non-invasive Ventilator
First use: When using the ventilator for the first time, you may feel uncomfortable. This is normal. After taking a few deep breaths, after a period of self-adjustment, the patient will gradually adapt to this new feeling.
Waking up: If you need to get up at night, remove your mask and turn off the ventilator. When you continue to sleep, put on the mask again and turn on the ventilator.
Mouth leak: If you use a nasal mask, try to keep your mouth closed during treatment. Leakage in the mouth will reduce the effectiveness. If the problem of oral air leakage cannot be solved, you can use a mouth and nose mask or use a jaw strap.
Mask wear: When the mask is well worn and comfortable, the ventilator has the best effect. Air leakage will affect the efficacy, so it is very important to eliminate air leakage. Before putting on the mask, please wash the face to remove excess oil from the face. This helps to wear the mask better and can extend the life of the mask pad.
Drying problem: During use, there may be dryness of the nose, mouth and pharynx, which is more obvious in winter. Usually, adding a humidifier can eliminate the above discomfort.
Nasal irritation: In the first few weeks of treatment, sneezing, runny nose, and stuffy nose may occur. Usually, adding a humidifier can solve the above problems.