An URGENT MESSAGE from the Center for Sleep Medicine at AVH for CPAP AND BIPAP USERS. This only impacts users of some PHILIPS RESPIRONICS home respiratory equipment. RESMED units are NOT impacted.
Philips Respironics, a major manufacturer of home medical equipment, has issued a recall on several of their home respiratory therapy devices, including their popular DreamStation line, most commonly used for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. For patients on CPAP or BiPAP therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, the company recommends considering discontinuation of therapy until they can repair or replace your unit. Patients on life-sustaining ventilators should continue therapy but contact their healthcare provider to coordinate safe replacement. Detailed information from Philips Respironics can be can be found
here: https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src- update.
Philips Respironics can also be reached by phone at 877-907-7508.
If you need any assistance at all regarding this recall, including help determining whether or not to stop therapy temporarily, please call us at 603-752-2300. We can help by phone, video or in-person encounter.