One of the most common types of treatment (and generally considered as the most effective treatment) for obstructive sleep apnea is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). A CPAP device delivers air through the nose and mouth to the back of the throat to keep the airway open during sleep. Centurion has a full-service in-house CPAP provider, The CPAP Clinic, offering independent advice for prospective and existing CPAP users.
If proper education and encouragement are not provided at the outset, it is easy for CPAP patients to be overwhelmed and frustrated with treatment, resulting in poor compliance. As various studies have demonstrated that the first month of CPAP treatment is crucial to long term compliance, The CPAP Clinic has developed a unique CPAP Management Program. It offers comprehensive patient education at the commencement of treatment, intensive monitoring for problems and compliance during the first month and regular follow-ups thereafter through clinic visits and phone calls. We have a team of specially trained CPAP consultants who provide patients with guidance throughout the entire process. CPAP compliance for sleep apnea patients is important in maintaining good health and preventing the onset of more serious consequences such as hypertension, myocardial infarction, stroke, arrhythmia, neurocognitive dysfunction and increased mortality. By choosing an integrated CPAP provider, you will receive coordinated treatment as your Centurion doctor and CPAP Consultant are in constant communication, which ultimately maximises long term CPAP compliance.
Full service includes:
• CPAP Management Program for patients commencing CPAP treatment for the first time
• Education sessions for existing patients experiencing difficulties with CPAP
• Sales of new and second-hand CPAP devices and accessories
• Rental of CPAP devices
• Trade-in of selected CPAP devices
• Download and interpretation of CPAP data
We ask that you make an appointment for all CPAP services. For advice, or to make a booking, you can speak directly with one of our associated CPAP consultants from The CPAP Clinic on 1300 76 29 39. You can also arrange an appointment for a consultation, or visit the online store at www.thecpapclinic.com.au.