Primary PHCS Office
Mask leakage, damaged or missing pieces and patient discomfort can negatively impact mask seal.
Are you experiencing more “leaks” than when you first received your mask?
Does your mask system have any damaged or missing parts or pieces?
Are you experiencing any discomfort, skin redness or irritation?
Stiffening, changes in color and the appearance of pitting or tears may indicate potential bacteria build-up in cushions and can negatively impact mask seal.
Has your headgear become stretched out?
Do you find that you are now tightening your headgear more than when you first received your mask?
Are your Velcro tabs worn or damaged in any way?
Dirt build-up in filters can negatively impact qualify of air delivered and therapy effectiveness.
Does your filter show signs of wear such as discoloration or dirt build up?
The appearance of holes, cracks, and/or tears in tubing can negatively impact quality of air delivered and therapy effectiveness.
Has your tubing developed tears, cracks, or the appearance of holes?
Dirt build-up and the appearance of cracks in humidifier chambers can all negatively impact quality of air delivered and therapy effectiveness.
Do you see any cracks or pitted areas?