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Patient Selection and Acclimatization

Recommended patients for Provent Nasal EPAP Include:
  • Patients (mild, moderate or severe) who have rejected or are non-compliant with prescribed CPAP
  • Newly diagnosed mild/moderate OSA patients without significant co-morbidities
  • CPAP compliant patients looking for alternatives for travel
 

Indication

Provent Therapy is indicated for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
 

Contradictions

Provent Therapy should not be used if patient has any of the following conditions*:
  • Severe breathing disorder (including respiratory muscle weakness, bullous lung disease, bypassed upper airway, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, etc)
  • Severe heart disease (including heart failure)
  • Pathologically low blood pressure
  • An acute upper respiratory (including nasal, sinus or middle ear) inflammation or infection or perforation of the ear drum
*See Provent Instructions For Use (English) for contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse reactions
 

Acclimatization to Provent Therapy

It may take up to a week or longer for patients to acclimate to breathing with Provent Therapy.
 
The healthcare provider plays an important role in setting acclimation expectations as well as providing important recommendations to facilitate acclimation. These include:



  • Informing the patient that the first few nights using Provent Therapy may be difficult, but that it improves over the ensuing days
  • Suggesting the patient remove the device during initial nights if he/she has difficulty sleeping with the device
  • Instructing the patient to breathe through the mouth while awake and falling asleep
  • Letting the patient know it may take up a week or more to acclimate to the device

View the Patient Acclimatization Guide and Some Helpful Tips

Clinical experience indicates OSA patients who know what to expect with Provent Therapy are more likely to adhere to treatment. Here is a Provent Therapy Acclimation Guide Tips For Success to use when discussing with your patients.

 

Evaluate Your Patients Results

Follow up with patient to assess efficacy with the Provent-Nasal-Cannula-Data-Sheet.