Transcend Sleep Therapy Welcome Kit--Worlds Smallest CPAP
Transcend Sleep Therapy Welcome Kit—Changing How You Think About Sleep Apnea Therapy Finally, there’s a CPAP that meets your needs rather than the other way around. It’s called Transcend and it will change how you think about sleep apnea therapy. No other CPAP on the market has features like these—features that give you the freedom to sleep when you want and where you want, without limitation. It's true Transcend is uniquely different from any sleep apnea therapy on the market. But, what makes Transcend different is also what makes it better. Our Somnetics engineers thought of everything in designing Transcend. It’s a smarter, more practical CPAP—one you’ll want to take with you wherever you go. Perhaps the first unique feature you’ll notice about Transcend is that it is worn on your head. Yeah. We know it looks odd, but in designing it this way our engineers achieved the first ultra lightweight, vibration-free, and quiet CPAP to ever hit the market. Plus, Transcend is compatible with the most popular nasal seals on the market including Philips Respironics ComfortGel™ Original Nasal Seal, and Philips Respironics ComfortGel™ Blue Nasal Seal.
Transcend is different from other CPAPs in many ways. The most noticeable of differences are in its size, weight and humidification advancements. Transcend is the smallest CPAP in the world. We’re able to make this claim even without factoring in the size of our humidifier, which is incredibly small. To show you just how different Transcend is from a conventional CPAP, first let’s compare humidifiers. Conventional CPAP humidifiers are a hassle. Anyone who has had to maintain one knows they require constant cleaning, can be messy and require access to distilled water—not something you want to lug with you on vacation—but they also have the potential to burn out and break down. Transcend’s humidification system begins with our patented HME (heat moisture exchanger). It is compact, simple, disposable, and it captures warm moisture from your exhaled air and gives it back to you as you breathe so you get a comfortable night’s sleep. You Ready for Some Freedom? If you like to travel (or have to travel) and treat your obstructive sleep apnea with a CPAP, you’re going to want the Transcend Sleep Apnea Therapy System. It’s the ultimate travel CPAP. In fact, no other CPAP comes close to Transcend in size, weight and ease of use. Now you can get a good night’s sleep wherever your travels take you. Transcend makes it easy.
Your Transcend Sleep Therapy Welcome Kit comes with below items except the items in bold:
- CPAP machine
- Forehead pad and holder
- Mask adapter ring
- Additional Option of a P4(overnight) or P8(multi-night) Lithium Ion Battery (click drop down box to choose)
- AC power supply
- Four HMEs
- Travel bag
- Spiral-bound Quick Guide
- Informational CD with user manual, compliance software and quick guides
- DVD with user videos
- Humidifier is Optional
- The Transcend sleep therapy system comes with a two-year manufacturer's warranty.
Frequently Asked Questions of the Transcend Sleep Therapy Welcome Kit:
Do I need to make any adjustments to my Transcend if I travel or fly at high altitudes? No. Transcend automatically compensates therapy pressure to altitudes of up to 8,000 feet.
What if I need to change the therapy pressure on my Transcend? Your clinician or durable medical equipment (DME) dealer will set therapy pressure for you. If you need to change your therapy pressure setting after you have received your Transcend, you must contact your dealer and have them make the appropriate adjustments for you.
Does Transcend have a humidifier? Transcend uses patent pending heat moisture exchange (HME) technology to humidify the air during therapy. HME technology has been used for many years in hospitals for patient ventilation, but Transcend is the first sleep therapy device capable of using this method of humidification. During therapy, a small and hygienic HME captures heat and moisture from your exhaled breath to provide warm, moist air when you inhale. This eliminates the need for a traditional heated humidifier and all the problems that comes with it.
How long does a heat moisture exchanger (HME) last? Different people require different levels of humidification. The HME should be replaced once you feel you are no longer receiving adequate humidification. Generally, this will be about once a week. Your Transcend system comes with four HMEs. Replacements can be ordered from us.
Are HMEs reimbursable by insurance? At this time, the HME is not reimbursable by insurance.
How do I travel with Transcend? Carry your Transcend with you on your flight. As a medical device, it will not count as one of your carry-on items. Never check a sleep apnea therapy device with your baggage as it can be damaged through normal luggage handling procedures. Your doctor can provide you with a letter stating your diagnosis and the need to carry your device with you, if necessary: Be sure to call the airline in advance to clarify procedures and in-flight policies.
Can I use Transcend on the airplane? Transcend is FAA compliant and meets electromagnetic compatibility requirements for use on board an aircraft. Transcend users are advised to have a copy of the letter of FAA compliance from Somnetics International Inc. as well as a letter from their doctor certifying the need for positive air pressure treatment. It is also a good idea to check with the airline's medical services in advance to clarify procedures and in-flight policies.
Will wearing Transcend be uncomfortable? Wearing something on your head when you go to bed may take a night or two to get used to. Sleep therapy patients who have tried Transcend tell us that once you lay your head on the pillow you will hardly notice that Transcend is there. It is designed to move slightly on your head so you can move and turn in bed without breaking the mask seal.