Notice: Equipment Recall
We have been notified that Philips Respironics has voluntarily recalled models of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices. If you have been prescribed one, your device may be included. Please review and follow the directions in the FDA Safety Communication to determine whether your CPAP, BiPAP or ventilator unit has been recalled. Please also see FDA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for additional information.
- If you are using a ventilator (e.g., Trilogy) machine that has been affected by the recall, do not stop or change ventilator use until you have talked to your healthcare provider.
- If you are using a CPAP or BiPAP that has been affected by the recall, talk to your health care provider to decide on a suitable treatment for your condition, which may include:
- Stopping use of your device
- Using another similar device that is not part of the recall
- Continuing to use your affected device, if your health care provider determines that the benefits outweigh the risks identified in the recall notification.
- Using alternative treatments for sleep apnea, such as positional therapy or oral appliances, which fit like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer.
- Initiating long term therapies for sleep apnea, such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol, stopping smoking, or, for moderate to severe sleep apnea, considering surgical options.
- If your CPAP, BiPAP or ventilator has been recalled, please call the Jefferson Health toll-free number (833) 309-5333 and your information will be forwarded to your provider who will contact you.
- Follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.
- Our providers are addressing each call in the order received, but due to the large number of calls it may take some time for you to be contacted. Please be patient.
Jefferson Health is committed to ensuring a safe, high quality care experience for our patients. The care and confidence of our patients are top priorities for everyone at Jefferson Health.
Insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, heavy snoring and other sleep problems can disrupt your health, work and relationships.
At the Sleep Disorders Centers, our expert sleep specialists diagnose and treat sleep conditions with testing in our sophisticated sleep laboratories and the most effective treatments. Our dedicated sleep program for children is one of the few in the Delaware Valley focused on pediatric sleep problems.
Sleep Disorders Specialists
We have physicians who are board certified in pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine, neurology, critical care and pediatrics. This multidisciplinary team enables each patient to receive the most comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment.
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