The ResMed AirSense 10 heated tube and ResMed S9 heated tube are often overlooked when patients are doing maintenance checks on their CPAP equipment. The tube is an integral piece of your CPAP system in delivering air from the device to the mask.
While doing your fortnightly equipment check, it’s important to also assess the state of your CPAP tubing. What we find with the CPAP tubes is that they can lose their shape and become flat, we sometimes find holes in CPAP tubing as well.
It is important to remember a lot of moist, warm air runs through these tubes every night, therefore it is paramount that they are kept clean to avoid bacteria buildup within your tube.
Another important part of your tube is where the mask connects in. What we’ll often see with older tubing is that the mask will slip out of this part. This is a clear sign that your tube is ready to be replaced. Maintaining your machine and mask is very important, but the tubing is often overlooked. It is often worthwhile to have a spare tube on hand.