FAQs on Traveling with your PAP Machine

What if your CPAP machine is being checked for explosives?

If your CPAP machine is going to be checked for explosives, you can ask a TSA official to use a new pair of gloves and a new swab to examine the device for explosives. Sometimes CPAP machines need to be closely examined due to the fact that X-ray scanners can’t always get a clear image of your CPAP device.

What if you need to use your CPAP device in-flight?

We recommend that you check with the airlines you plan on traveling¬†with prior to boarding. Every airline has their own rules and requirements, and some aircraft models have power options while others don’t. Check to see if you might need to bring some extra cables, plug adapters, or even a battery pack to travel with your CPAP machine.

Conclusion

Traveling with a CPAP machine doesn’t have to be difficult if you properly prepare your patients beforehand. Sharing these tips with your patients prior to traveling will help increase CPAP compliance rates among patients who frequently travel.

To learn more about helping CPAP patients,¬†download our free ebook “Increasing PAP Adherence” and gain insight on increasing PAP adherence rates within your sleep center.


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