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Patient Information

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you will have an appointment with one of our health care professionals in order to be fitted with a CPAP unit. You will require about 1 hour in order to be orientated to the CPAP and be fitted with the appropriate mask. At this time we will show you different types of masks and by the end of the fitting we should be able to find a comfortable fit.

We will show you how to clean your equipment and adjust the humidity settings. After 10 days you will be asked to return in order to download the memory card on the CPAP. This will allow us to determine the pressure setting required in order to treat you effectively. An oxygen monitor will be given to you and you will be explained on how to complete the test with the CPAP to make sure the oxygen levels are now in the normal ranges. This information will be sent to the referring/family physician.

You will be followed up in 3 weeks, 6 weeks and 2 months in order to confirm the treatment is effective and that you are using it regularly. At this point you can decide whether to purchase the CPAP unit and related equipment.

During the initial 2 months we will call you routinely, and may have you on a wireless modem to monitor your progress. You can visit us as many times as you need to feel comfortable with your therapy. We encourage patients to be proactive in the management of their sleep disordered breathing. We find that these patients have high levels of success adhering to the CPAP unit.

Once you have decided to purchase the CPAP unit, we will complete all necessary paperwork in order to pre-approve the CPAP equipment through the extended health benefits if applicable.

You will have an appointment with our office every 6 months for servicing of the CPAP unit, and a review of the treatment.

Some videos detailing the CPAP unit usage and care process are shown below.

Video 1 : Testing

Video 2: Mask Fit

Video 3: Setting up your CPAP unit

Video 4: Cleaning

What to Expect

Mainland Sleep Diagnostics will work with you to ensure the CPAP machine is right for you. Learn what to expect during the whole process.

Ongoing Service

It is very important to bring in the equipment for routine servicing. Free of charge and ensures the longevity of you CPAP equipment.

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