Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask – Fisher & Paykel
Fisher & Paykel designed the Brevida mask with nasal pillows to provide confidence and comfort to the CPAP user. Soft silicone nasal pillows inflate to form a gentle seal both inside the nostrils and around the nose. The innovative air pillow works with minimalist headgear to create an effective seal that is maintainable all night long. A diffuser for sound control and Fisher & Paykel’s VisiBlue highlights that make assembly naturally intuitive top off the list of this masks features.
Nasal pillows inflate for a personalized seal
Fits intentionally looser than other nasal pillows
Adjustable headgear with only a small footprint on the face
Nasal pillows with a nasal cushion fit
Fisher & Paykel’s trademarked AirPillow seal inflates with the air from the CPAP machine. The nasal pillow cushion expands both inside the nostrils and around the nose. Most nasal pillows only seal the nostrils, but this mask acts as both a nasal pillow and as an under the nose nasal cushion. The AirSeal pillow also has wing-like stabilizing side supports that prevent the nasal pillows from dislodging. The region of the cushion that touches in and near the nostrils is extra-thin to prevent chafing and irritation.
Headgear stays in place
The masks headgear extends from the nasal pillow, across the cheeks and around the back of the head. The forehead is untouched, and nothing on the mask blocks vision. The cheek straps are soft yet made with a stiff, thick material to give them staying power. Notches carved into the cheek straps also hold the selected headgear position in place. The two bands that form the back of the headgear are much stretchier than the side straps to give a snug but not too tight fit behind the head.
Fisher Paykel describes the mask as “designed for confidence, built for comfort.” Blue highlights on the mask, frame, headgear, and swivel guide assembly so you can always be sure the mask is put together correctly. Headgear that stays in place gives the user confidence that their CPAP therapy will work as needed all night long. A ball and socket swivel moves the mask with you and minimizes drag on the nasal pillows, keeping them in place. A cloth diffuser overlays micro ports, so exhaled air flow is quiet and does not blow on you or your partner.
Sizing and Fitting
The mask uses either an XS/S or an M/L nasal pillow. Both available sizes of nasal pillows come packaged with the mask so that you can find which one best fits you.
Turn the CPAP machine on so that air flow fills the nasal pillows.
Place your thumbs on the side supports on the pillow and spread the pillow open.
Guide the pillow tips into your nose.
Hold the pillow in place with one hand and lift the headgear up and over your head with another hand.
Position the straps over the ears.
Adjust the headgear for a loose, comfortable seal.
Adjusting for leaks
Reseat the nasal pillows: Lift the pillows completely off the nose, return them to position. Reseating is often the most effective way to resolve leaks.
Check silicone tips: Verify that the silicone tips are protruding outward and not inverted or folded under into the cushion.
Change nasal pillow size. If excessive tightening is needed, consider different size nasal pillows. The pillows should sit securely in the nostrils but not be so large that they pop out or so small that it is difficult to seal.
Check CPAP machine settings: Many CPAP machines have an option to “tell” it that you are using nasal pillows. The machine adjusts its operation with that information that can reduce leaks and machine alarms.
Care of the Mask
Recommended cleaning frequency
Daily: nasal pillow, frame, tube, swivel, and elbow
Weekly: headgear, cloth diffuser
Wash in warm soapy water using a mild dish soap.
Rinse thoroughly in fresh water.
All parts should be air dried out of direct sunlight.
Important: Do not clean with products containing alcohol, scents, antibacterial agents, antiseptics, bleach, chlorine, or moisturizers. Do not soak any parts for more than 10 minutes. Do not clean any parts in a dishwasher or washing machine.
In the Package
AirPillow (both XS-S and M-L included)
Headgear with Clips
Mask Frame with Elbow
12 Inch Tubing with Swivel
Cloth Diffuser (replacement also included)
Accessories and Replacement Parts
Operating Range 4 to 25 cmH20
How do I know that I am using the right size nasal pillow?
The silicone prongs on the pillows should fit securely in your nostrils after the cushion inflates with air flow from the CPAP machine. If they keep slipping out, they are the wrong size. Also, if you feel like you are not getting enough air flow from the CPAP machine, you should try a larger size. Finally, anytime you must overtighten headgear with any mask, you should consider a different size.
This mask looks a bit like an under the nose cushion.
Yes, it does look like an under the nose cushion. In fact, it is almost two styles of nasal cushions in one. It has prongs that insert into the nostrils like a traditional nasal pillow mask, but it expands around the base of the nose like an under the nose cushion mask does.
Does it matter which way the nasal pillows go in?
Look for the blue indicator on the pillows and orient that to the top. Then listen for a click when inserting the pillow so that you know it’s firmly in place.
This mask inherits some innovation from Fisher & Paykel’s earlier Pilairo mask, but it offers more sizing options. The mask has an intentionally loose fit and succeeds at staying in place. The nasal pillows also do not push up into the nostrils as much as some nasal pillow masks. The mask is simple to put on and adjust. Once it’s adjusted for the user, subsequent uses require little more than slipping it over the head and settling down for a good night’s rest. Go ahead and order one from CPAPMan to try out the gentle, soft seal of the Brevida mask and enjoy confidence and comfort all night long!
INCLUDED WITH ITEM
- Nasal Pillow Mask with Headgear
- Extra Small-Small Nasal Pillows
- Medium-Large Nasal Pillows
- 12 inch hose