Masks

There are several different types of masks available. Full face masks are most commonly used to cover the nose and mouth if the patient tends to breathe through the mouth. Full face masks also ensure the patient gets full benefit from the ventilation therapy almost immediately. Other patients prefer a nasal mask option that just covers the nose.

Masks are made of a soft, flexible cushioned material mounted on a frame with straps that go round the head (head gear). Masks are designed to fit snugly on the face. A good seal and a comfortable fit are essential to prevent leaks. However, a small leak, as long as it is not blowing into the patient’s eyes, is acceptable.

Baywater Healthcare can supply an extensive range of masks from leading manufacturers to meet the clinical requirements of ventilator patients – ensuring comfort, safety and enhanced levels of patient usage.

Warning

All masks have an exhalation port (usually small holes or a vent) to allow carbon dioxide to escape to avoid carbon dioxide retention.  It is essential that the patient does not cover or block these mask holes at any point.

To ensure optimum comfort and suitability, the patient’s mask should be selected from an extensive mask range. Patients should be shown how to put on and take off the mask correctly to ensure an ongoing good fit. Some masks have quick release clips to make this process easier. Masks can sometimes feel a little uncomfortable and claustrophobic at first, so it’s important for the patient to persevere. The most important thing is that the NIV mask is worn properly and the patient coordinates their breathing with the air pressure of the ventilator machine.

    Re-Ordering Oxygen Cylinders, Liquid Oxygen or Consumables

    To request replacement oxygen cylinders, nasal prongs, mask or consumables, please complete the form below. Please note that orders received after 6.30pm will be processed the next day:

    Do you or anyone in your household have cold or flu symptoms?


    If you are requesting a cylinder delivery you can chose a day for your delivery.

    Monday-Friday for North West patients or seven days a week in other areas.


    Please let us know your requirements:

    Large Static Cylinder

    Large static cylinder
    Used in the home, often for babies and children, Cluster Headache diagnosis or emergency oxygen

    Portable Cylinder

    Portable cylinder
    Used to move around inside/outside of the home

    Small Portable Cylinder

    Small portable cylinder
    Only available after a professional medical assessment

    Liquid Oxygen Tank

    Liquid oxygen tank

    Adult Cannula (Curved)
    Adult Cannula (Straight)
    Adult Mask
    Ear Protectors
    Paediatric Cannula
    Paediatric Mask
    Filter for Oxygen Machine
    Tender Grips

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