John Banzhaf mentioned that CPAP machines can be used for minor forms of the virus only. There are a few advantages to using this treatment.
· There are far more CPAP Machines than ventilators in hospitals.
· These machines are easier and more affordable to get.
· More can be manufactured in less time.
· Most of them can provide a sufficient amount of oxygen to the lungs of patients. This is even more present with full-mask models. Also, many models can be adjusted to provide even higher pressure.
· The biggest number of COVID19 patients are seniors who also are at a higher risk of conditions that require CPAP treatment. Most of these people already have a machine of this kind at home.
· CPAP patients can skip the treatment if it is used for snoring disorder and they won’t be at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
In the brief, John Banzhaf added that he cannot state at the moment that the treatment will work perfectly and that there won’t be any complications. Further research is needed. However, it looks promising and chances are high that there will be plenty of benefits when CPAP machines are used to treat COVID 19.
Some of you may believe that if you already suffer from sleep apnea, you are at a higher risk of developing COVID 19.According to AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine), there are no proves of this claim and there are no actual facts.
On the other side patients who are already infected with SARS-COV-2 and use CPAP machines have higher odds of spreading the virus to others.
There has been one update regarding the CPAP machines and the link with COVID 19.
According to the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) now is even more important to use a CPAP sterilization machine in order to keep the CPAP equipment 100%clean at all times. FDA experts added that UV cleaners do not work and they are not effective.
The best alternative is to use Prime Clean.It is a small gadget that uses ozone to clean the tubing and the mask of the CPAP machine. The unit itself is small and compact, suitable for traveling and using while on the go. Using it is simple. You will need to detach the hose and the mask and connect them to the Prime Clean. Let it do its thing and after 30-40 minutes you will have a perfectly clean machine. Make sure to leave it for a few minutes after it is done cleaning in order to the ozone to get back in the oxygen state.
Prime Clean is 100% safe and there are no issues or complications of any kind. You can use ti on a daily basis and it will remain effective. It kills 99% bacteria and also viruses including COVID19. As such, it is a mandatory element of making your CPAP machine clean and safe to use.