Successful treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve all aspects of a person’s life. CPAP therapy, the ‘gold standard’ and most common treatment, does not involve drugs or surgery. Patients can experience sleep improvements within their first few nights.
Regarded as the ‘gold standard’ because of its effectiveness across a wide range of cases, CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) is the most common treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Outstanding customer service programs enhance VitalAire’s wide range of CPAP devices from Philips Respironics, Weinmann and Apex, designed to maximise patient compliance in the first few weeks and months of their therapy. Such compliance is critical to develop the habit of using CPAP while they sleep.
CPAP comprises a flow generator that pumps air through a tube into a mask worn by the patient. Increasing air pressure in the throat supports the airway and prevents the pharyngeal muscles from collapsing into it, thus keeping the path to the lungs open.
CPAP therapy dramatically improves patients’ lifestyles. Better sleep due to proper breathing means they awaken feeling refreshed instead of exhausted. Not snoring improves their partner’s sleep too, with predictable relationship improvements. The comfortable CPAP mask is worn only during sleep and its compact design makes it easy to travel with.
CPAP therapy is an OSA treatment, rather than a cure. CPAP must be used every time your patient sleeps, which requires ongoing support. Our high service levels encourage patients to depend on their devices, for the most successful outcomes.
Patients can rent or buy the latest CPAP units with excellent after-sales support. We will always respect your prescription.
By working as partners with doctors for more than 20 years, VitalAire is a trusted link in the treatment chain of OSA in South Africa. We follow every prescription, provide feedback about patient performance and compliance and refer patients back to their doctor when their therapy needs to be adjusted.
The biggest challenge to successful CPAP therapy is treatment compliance. A patient’s reluctance to wear the mask (due to feelings of embarrassment) before experiencing the full benefit of their treatment, can lead to inconsistent use, or abandonment of the therapy.
Designed to support your patient, VitalAire's initiation and optimisation programs, which include effective therapy monitoring, regular communication with a professional, education about OSA, follow-ups and a comfortable mask fit, all ensure success.
Another benefit of our patient support programmes is that we can identify those who have genuine difficulty with CPAP and encourage them to discuss other therapies with their doctor.
It’s easy to refer your patient to us. Simply contact us on:
National Call Center - 086 111 4578