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Philips recall: Questions continue more than two months later

September 3, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Philips’ announcement last week that it will begin repairing and replacing CPAP devices affected by a recall was welcome news to providers, but they still have more questions than answers.  The company announced Sept. 1 that it had received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin replacing the sound abatement foam with new material in certain sleep and respiratory care devices starting this month.  “The question I have...

CMS alert, CPAP Machines, Home Medical Equipment, Philips Recall

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Drive DeVilbiss to discontinue CPAP line

September 2, 2021HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare will discontinue its DV5 and DV6 series of CPAP devices as of December 2021, citing raw material shortages, difficulty securing needed parts and increased component pricing.  The company will continue to focus on its oxygen products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Over the last two years, Drive DeVilbiss has been a major supplier of critical oxygen products during the largest respiratory pandemic in history,”...

CPAP Machines, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

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Philips gets in front of possible safety issue 


Philips gets in front of possible safety issue 

April 30, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – There’s only a “small risk” that the sound abatement foam in the first-generation DreamStation is being compromised by outside factors, including ozone cleaners, but Philips has chosen to be proactive and fix or replace these CPAP devices in the U.S., says CEO Frans van Houten. The occurrence rate of deterioration of the foam is about 0.03%, based on internal user reports and testing, the company says. “The use of ozone is typically a U.S....

CPAP Machines, DreamStation, Philips

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Ventilator project targets equipment shortages

April 24, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Absolute Respiratory Care is part of a group helping to collect CPAP and bi-level machines for hospitals treating COVID-19 patients as part of VentilatorProject.Org.Dana Lesperance, director of marketing and sales for the Johnston, R.I.-based company, hopes the initial 120 machines are just the start.“Health care systems are so short on everything,” he said. “It's exciting to able to be a part of this, from a donation (of equipment) standpoint and donation of...

Absolute Respiratory Care, Coronavirus Outbreak, CPAP Machines, VentilatorProject.Org

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Also Noted

AASM launches platform for HME

January 11, 2017HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - AASM SleepTM, a telemedicine platform for board-certified sleep physicians and accredited sleep centers from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is now available for the HME industry. AASM SleepTM offers a secure web-based video platform to facilitate live consultations and follow-up visits between DME providers and patients, including equipment set-up and troubleshooting potential problems. “Telemedicine is changing the health care landscape by increasing connectivity between...

AASM SleepTM, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, CPAP Machines

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Specialty Providers

CPAP Shop knows customer behavior

July 25, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WEST BERLIN, N.J. - If you want to get a sense of where the CPAP market is headed, go straight to the source: the customers, says provider Tony Zadnik.The provider regularly asks customers to participate in short surveys that ask questions like whether they take an active role in monitoring their therapy; how they monitor their therapy; and how often they replace parts.Sometimes the survey answers make Zadnik, owner of online provider The CPAP Shop, say, 'wow'; other times they underscore what Zadnik...

CPAP Machines, CPAP Shop, CPAP Supplies

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