Training Wheels for CPAP™
Create long-term CPAP therapy
Inspiratory Comfort for Patients Using Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP & APAP) and bi-level PAP therapy.
Making it easier for your patient to adjust to CPAP on their own
Adding V̇-Com™ to a patient’s therapy is like adding Training Wheels for CPAP™. This simple device can mean the difference between your patient “giving up” or continuing their lifesaving PAP treatment.
Within minutes, a respiratory therapist can show a patient what the PAP pressure feels like with and without the V̇-Com™ device inline. This feedback mechanism allows them to better understand how their airflow should feel.
As you know, comfort equals adherence and adherence equals better treatment outcomes.
V̇-Com™ Should increase
90-day adherence (greater device revenue)
Long-term adherence (more resupply revenue)
Revenue from sale of V̇-Com™ during set-ups
V̇-Com™ Should decrease
Experience the V̇-Com™ Difference
1. Turn the PAP device on and let the patient feel it (we suggest a sample pressure of 12-15 cm H2O)
2. Add the V̇-Com™ inline between the mask and the tube to the PAP device
3. Let the patient experience the V̇-Com™ difference (at the same pressure)
The V̇-Com™ Difference
Improve early PAP tolerance with V̇-Com™ by providing your patients initial comfort without compromising their treatment.
Traditionally when a patient struggles with the constant flow of air pressure, pressure settings are reduced.
Reducing pressure settings to increase a patient's initial tolerance improves comfort, but at a cost.
Decreasing pressure settings also means decreasing expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) which is principally responsible for therapy.
The V̇-Com™ effect is flow-dependent with its maximum comforting effect during the high inspiratory flows. As a result, V̇-Com™ has minimal effect on expiratory positive airway pressure.
Training Wheels for CPAP™
Your patient's comfort matters most. There are no time restrictions. They can use V̇-Com™ as little or as long as they need. Once your patient feels they don’t need V̇-Com™ anymore because they’ve adjusted to their device’s airflow pressure and developed their own tolerance, they simply stop using it.
However, many patients who have been on CPAP therapy for years find that V-Com also reduces CPAP noise, reduces leak, or eliminates their need for a chinstrap. Patients who opt to continue use long term should replace their V-Com every 3 months like their CPAP mask and other CPAP supplies.
The most cost-effective part of treatment
V̇-Com™ is a small price to pay for adherence to a life-saving device.
In addition to wasting time and money on a diagnosis and failed treatment, patients who fail CPAP therapy are faced with expensive and limited alternatives.
V̇-Com™ is a small out-of-pocket expenditure, covered by most HSA plans, providing tremendous value to your patients.