XT series is one of the smallest CPAP in the market. Its palm-sized and lightweight design lends itself well to travel.
In hospitals, 4% of admissions are caused by falls at home or in care settings.
At JB Medical, We recognizes the importance of fall prevention equipment and its vital role in reducing injury, reducing physical and legal risks, as well as safeguarding the health of patients.
Respiratory solutions help to reduce risk.
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Our Respiratory solutions.
Leading the charge in the field of mobility aid education.
We at JB Medical are committed to providing our clients with the best possible use of our equipment. By providing instructions on how to use our products correctly, not only will patients benefit from better outcomes, but also the equipment’s lifespan will be extended.
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition that causes interruptions in breathing due to multiple brief and temporary collapses or blockages of throat or airways, usually hundreds of times, during one sleep cycle (AIHW 2021). This is more prevalent in older age and in males (AIHW 2021).
OSA is the most common type of sleep-related breathing disorders in the global general population (AIHW 2021) where this can affect sleep quality and health. The symptoms and quality of life could be improved with effective diagnosis and successful treatments.
Eligible Australians can access Medicare-funded sleep study services for sleep disorder (including OSA) diagnosis. It costed the Australian government $47 million for sleep disorder diagnostic and $10 million for treatments in 2019 (AIHW 2021). The total Australian economic burden due to OSA is $541 million, which is 57% of the total healthcare cost of sleep disorders in 2019-20 (AIHW 2021).
Risk factors for OSA are mostly modifiable such as age, overweight/obesity, smoking, high alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, narrowed airway, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sedative use and trauma (AIHW 2021).
Effects of OSA
OSA is known to have detrimental effects on sleep quality and health. Prolonged OSA could lead to cardiovascular disease and subsequent mortality (AIHW 2021). OSA patients also have increased risk of motor vehicle and occupational accidents, and this risk is easily reduced when OSA is effectively managed and treated with CPAP therapy (AIHW 2021).
Mortality rates after OSA
Unfortunately, if left untreated, OSA could have significant mortality rates among Australians. OSA related death (either underlying or associated cause) in 2018 was 0.8% of all deaths (or 1111; 67% males and 33% females).
OSA is first and foremost managed by behavioural changes such as weight loss, smoking cessation, blood pressure and glucose checked together with the use of a CPAP machine. CPAP helps to achieve positive airway pressure ventilation by applying mild air pressure continuously. This helps to keep the airways open and unobstructed throughout the sleep, when the individual, whom otherwise, would not be able to achieve this on his/her own.
Frequently asked questions.
The items will be delivered by our Customer Service Drivers or by a courier service.
The products can be beneficial to hospitals and elderly care facilities (including assisted living facilities) as well as people at their homes and in their communities. Both individuals and assisted living facilities can benefit from the variety of daily living aids available.
The most common health conditions and diseases that bariatric patients tend to suffer from are skin disorders, respiratory issues, heart disease, depression, malignancies, and obstructive sleep apnea.
Most bariatric patients suffer from rashes and ulcers in deep tissue folds, in addition to fluid retention and impaired blood circulation caused by their increased skin folds. Getting older increases the risk of infections and rips.
Nursing assistance may be required for some patients who are non-ambulant, enabling them to turn, reposition, and get in and out of bed. In order to provide a safe working environment and safe care, a variety of special medical equipment, procedures, and systems are in place.
Every patient has different needs. From the standpoint of mobility, you can look at equipment and support requirements.