Astral provides mobile non-invasive and invasive ventilation to support daily living for less-dependent to fully dependent patients (>5kg)* in need of acute and/or long-term care. Astral features a variety of modes, circuits and interfaces to treat a wide range of conditions.
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Portable non-invasive ventilator series with invasive capabilities for non-dependent patients (>13kg)* who have changing needs or progressive respiratory conditions. Stellar features customisable therapy options to deliver quality ventilation that’s tailored to your needs.
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Non-invasive ventilator series providing personalised support to non-dependent patients (>13kg)* with respiratory insufficiencies such as COPD. Lumis series ventilators stay in sync with your breathing and feature technologies designed to manage mask leak.
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ResMed manufactures a range of ventilators and bilevel devices; both are indicated for home and hospital use, and have the flexibility for use in various clinical scenarios to support patients with respiratory insufficiency and failure. Our ventilators can provide invasive or non-invasive ventilation:
If a patient has been tested and diagnosed with COVID-19, they need to follow the recommendation of the healthcare professional that provided the diagnosis. The therapy required to treat the worst cases of COVID-19 is very complex and requires medical expertise and clinically trained staff to administer it. The healthcare professional has the expertise to decide what kind of therapy is required for each individual.
Information is changing daily, but the latest we’ve seen suggests that:
For each ResMed device, cleaning and disinfection procedures are provided in the device’s associated clinical guide, user guide, or service manual.
There is little information available on reprocessing requirements for equipment used in treating COVID-19 patients. The following information is based on research that has been conducted on similar viruses, and some limited data on COVID-19.
Published guidance from health authorities reinforces the need to maintain standard cleaning and disinfection procedures. To prevent cross-contamination, antibacterial filters are used on air intake and breathing tubes, and tube accessories are replaced or sterilized by the staff in the care setting. Instructions are provided on the materials and method for cleaning surfaces. Surface disinfection procedures with 62–71% ethanol, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide, or 0.1% sodium hypochlorite have been shown to reduce SARS coronavirus infectivity within one minute.
Yes. ResMed already has strict safety protocols for handling returned medical equipment. We follow those protocols to safely receive, repair, and dispose of returned equipment if necessary. Please contact our Customer Care team on 1800 991 900 if you have any questions or concerns about sending your patient’s device, mask, or accessory back to a ResMed Authorised Service Centre.
Recommendations on disinfection processes for our therapy devices can be found in the device’s associated clinical or disinfection guide.
A CPAP machine is an effective therapy device for treating sleep apnea. CPAP use doesn’t prevent patients from contracting COVID-19.
CPAP devices are designed to provide PAP (positive airway pressure) therapy only. Regular use of a CPAP machine (if your patient has been prescribed one) will help them stay healthy and alert, which is especially important during this time. ResMed does manufacture and sell a range of ventilation devices. For more information click here.
A patient’s CPAP device has been prescribed for personal use only and cannot be used by more than one person without following a disinfection protocol set forth in our clinical guide. A CPAP machine is used to treat sleep apnea.
Coronavirus doesn’t change their sleep apnea diagnosis – or their need to continue using CPAP therapy. They should continue to use their CPAP machine because a full night’s sleep benefits their overall health. If a patient has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they need to follow the medical advice from their healthcare provider.
If a patient is being treated for COVID-19, they should share with their doctor or clinical team their pre-existing conditions and what devices they are already using and follow their advice. As described by the World Health Organization, the key risk for spreading COVID-19 is person-to-person transmission in close contact. The most important advice in controlling the spread of COVID-19 is washing your hands, good hygiene, and social distancing. Maintaining the cleanliness of their ResMed device according to the user guide is always a good practice to reduce infection risk to anyone else from any contaminated surfaces.
A CPAP machine is only intended to treat sleep apnea.
Patients are not at higher risk of catching COVID-19 if they use a CPAP device. Patients should ask their medical professional for more specific information about their concern.
Disinfection processes for our therapy devices and masks can be found in the device’s associated clinical or disinfection guide or in our mask’s associated disinfection guide.
If a patient wishes to clean their CPAP machine, the device’s user guide explains how to clean it on a weekly basis. For detailed instructions on how to clean their mask and tubing, please refer them to the device’s user guide, and the following steps:
Please note: Cleaning any device or mask in the manner recommended in the product’s user guide does not guarantee decontamination or disinfection.
As stated in our clinical and user guides, *optimal* humidifier performance requires distilled water. That’s because most or all of its minerals have been removed, preventing mineral buildup in the humidifier tub. That said, tap or bottled water may also be used. It will not harm the device or pose a risk to patients. It will, however, require more rigorous humidifier cleaning to prevent excess mineral buildup in the tub.
Yes, all Chinese-made components for ResMed products are safe for use, and all components received at a ResMed manufacturing facility go through rigorous safety, cleanliness, and quality checks before manufacturing – processes designed to safeguard against such health threats as COVID-19.