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404, 2024

Solar Eclipse Information – Monday April 8,2024

April 4, 2024|Categories: VEP NEWS|0 Comments

On April 8, 2024, a solar eclipse will be visible throughout eastern Canada,
including parts of southern Ontario. Some parts of Ontario will see a partial
eclipse (where the sun is mostly hidden), and some will see a total eclipse
(where the sun is completely hidden).

Depending on where you are, the eclipse will happen between 2 and 4:30
p.m. and the total eclipse will last between 30 seconds and 3 minutes.

While the eclipse will be temporary and short, it is important to take
precautions to minimize potential negative impacts of the event.

Ontario Ventilator Equipment Pool (VEP) precautions

To help reduce the volume of traffic on roadways expected from people
travelling to see the eclipse in prime locations, we are taking the following
steps on April 8:

– Reducing non-urgent in-person home visits across the province.
– Stopping non-urgent deliveries of equipment and supplies.

Questions or concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about your Ontario VEP equipment,
supplies or services, please contact the Ontario VEP business office
weekdays between the hours of 08:30 am-4:30 pm Toll-free in Ontario at
1-800-633-8977.
If you would like more information about your own eye safety during the
eclipse, please refer to your local public health agency such as this
webpage from Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & […]

3011, 2022

Have You Been Affected By The Philips Respironics PAP Recall?

November 30, 2022|Categories: VEP NEWS|0 Comments

In June 2021, Philips Respironics recalled a large number of CPAP and other positive airway pressure medical devices over concerns about potential health risks. Now researchers are speaking with patients from across Canada who have been affected to assess how the recall was communicated and gather feedback for future improvement. Interested participants should contact sleepresearch@ucalgary.ca

3011, 2022

What Is The Impact Of The Philips Respironics PAP Recall?

November 30, 2022|Categories: VEP NEWS|0 Comments

November 30, 2022In June 2021, Philips Respironics recalled a large number of CPAP and other positive airway pressure medical devices over concerns about potential health risks. Now researchers are speaking with regulators, funders, and policymakers from across Canada who have been impacted to assess how the recall was communicated and gather feedback for future improvement. Interested participants should contact sleepresearch@ucalgary.ca

3011, 2022

Have Your Patients Been Affected By The Philips Respironics PAP Recall?

November 30, 2022|Categories: VEP NEWS|0 Comments

In June 2021, Philips Respironics recalled a large number of CPAP and other positive airway pressure medical devices over concerns about potential health risks. Now researchers are speaking with healthcare providers from across Canada whose patients have been affected to assess how the recall was communicated and gather feedback for future improvement. Interested participants should contact sleepresearch@ucalgary.ca or phone 403 220 5838.

408, 2022

Health Canada Advisory Update – Philips Respironics CPAP and BiLevel PAP machines and mechanical ventilators

August 4, 2022|Categories: VEP NEWS|0 Comments

 

Health Canada is providing an update on the progress of Philips Respironics’ (Philips) recall of several models of CPAP and BiLevel PAP machines and mechanical ventilators in Canada. The Department is closely monitoring the company’s progress in resolving the safety issue and implementing a repair and replacement program for affected devices in Canada. Health Canada’s safety recommendations have not changed from its July 2021 advisory.

 

You can report any suspected adverse reactions to drugs and other health products to the Canada Vigilance Program by visiting the Adverse Reaction and Medical Device Problem Reporting page.

Disclaimer

Health professional or public advisories are made available on Health Canada’s Web site on an ad hoc basis as a service to health professionals, consumers, and other interested parties. These advisories may be prepared in collaboration with Directorates of Health Canada’s Health Products and Food Branch, which includes pre-market and post-market areas, as well as market authorization holders and other stakeholders.

 

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1310, 2021

SAFETY NOTIFICATION – Potential Risks Associated With The Use of Ozone and Ultraviolet (UV) Light Products

October 13, 2021|Categories: VEP NEWS|0 Comments

Please see below for important safety information regarding potential risks associated with the use of ozone and ultraviolet (UV) light products to clean CPAP machines and accessories

FDA

Potential Risks Associated With The Use of Ozone and Ultraviolet (UV) Light Products for Cleaning CPAP Machines and Accessories: FDA Safety Communication | FDA

Resmed

ResMed NA customer letter re Philips RecallFSN

Resmed Information regarding Philips’ recall – Frequently Asked Questions […]

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