Philips Recall Information

Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for Continuous and Non-Continuous Ventilators (certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP and Ventilator Devices) due to two issues related to the polyester- based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in these devices:

  1. PE-PUR foam may degrade into particles which may enter the device’s air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user, and
  2. the PE-PUR foam may off-gas certain chemicals. The foam degradation may be exacerbated by use of unapproved cleaning methods, such as ozone (see FDA safety communication on use of ozone cleaners), and off-gassing may occur during initial operation and may possibly continue throughout the device’s useful life.

The recall notification advises patients and customers to take the following actions:

  • For patients using BiLevel PAP and CPAP devices: Discontinue use of affected units and consult with physicians to determine the benefits of continuing therapy and potential risks.
  • For patients using life-sustaining mechanical ventilator devices: DO NOT discontinue or alter prescribed therapy, without consulting physicians to determine appropriate next steps.

If you would like to learn more about the recall, please call 877-907-7508 or visit philips.com/SRC-update

If you would like to speak with a Breath of Life representative, please call 903-893-1301

CPAP and BiLevel PAP Devices

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use

  • E30 (Emergency Use Authorization) 

Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting

  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • C Series ASV, S/T, AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced Plus (In-Lab Titration Device)

Non-Continuous Ventilator

  • SystemOne (Q series)
  • DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP
  • DreamStation Go CPAP, APAP
  • Dorma 400, 500 CPAP
  • REMStar SE Auto CPAP

Mechanical Ventilators:

Continuous Ventilator

  • Trilogy 100 
  • Trilogy 200
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use

  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in US) 
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator

Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting

  • A-Series BiPAP A40 (not marketed in US)
  • A-Series BiPAP A30 (not marketed in the US) 

The following products are not affected by the recall notification:

  • Trilogy Evo
  • Trilogy Evo OBM
  • Trilogy EV300
  • Trilogy 202
  • BiPAP A40 EFL
  • BiPAP A40 Pro
  • M-Series
  • DreamStation 2
  • Omnilab (original based on Harmony 2)
  • Dorma 100, Dorma 200, & REMStar SE
  • All oxygen concentrators, respiratory drug delivery products, airway clearance products. 

Breath of Life

Your Complex Respiratory Care Professionals

Proudly serving patients throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

Dependable Respiratory Health Care Experts

To ensure that you are completely satisfied and that your health care needs are immediately attended to, we offer 24-hour services in-home and over the phone. Reach out to us today to learn more about our treatment sessions, products, and equipment.

Forging a New Vision From Hospital to Home

We work closely with ventilation patients to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce the occurrence of their hospital readmissions.

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Since 2007, we have been bringing world-class health care services and durable medical equipment (DME) to our patients. Working in partnership with Philips Respironics, we are one of the seven DME providers with COPD Premier One status in the United States.

Highly Innovative
As an established leader in COPD care, we have been known in the medical equipment industry for offering an excellent selection of top-of-the-line, lightweight, and user-friendly products.

Dedicated Team
Our team of respiratory therapists monitors the patients daily on their status and compliance. We conduct weekly meetings regarding our ventilation patients and send every report to ordering physicians.

State-of-the-Art Facility
We are one of the few medical equipment companies that use modems to constantly monitor patients, allowing us to send all records to the doctors or call the patients in case of an emergency.

Services We Offer

We offer a wide range of therapies to address your specific respiratory health care needs.

Oxygen Therapy

This is a type of medical intervention that provides extra oxygen to people with certain health conditions that cause difficulty in breathing.

Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV)

NIV is the delivery of positive pressure ventilation through noninvasive interfaces, such as a nasal mask or a facemask.

Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Therapy

This therapy keeps your airway open by providing a steady stream of air through a mask that you wear while you are sleeping.

CoughAssist T70

This device simulates natural coughing by gradually delivering air into your lungs, thereby helping you clear secretions in your lungs.

About Us

Breath of Life is your trusted source for top-notch respiratory care products and equipment.

Our Mission

Our goal is to help reduce hospital readmissions and improve patient treatment adherence and outcomes. We also aim to contribute to the lowering of healthcare costs and assist patients in living a more comfortable, independent life.

At Breath of Life, we strive to bring forth general awareness about and eliminate the social stigma linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to Krystal Craddock, BSRC, RRT-NPS, AE-C, and the CCM COPD Case Manager of UC Davis, “Many patients are not diagnosed until late stages of COPD because they were ashamed to talk to their doctors about the symptoms that they brought upon themselves.”

Currently, more than 12 million Americans are diagnosed, and up to 24 million may be undiagnosed with COPD. The data is truly alarming. That is why at Breath of Life, we are committed to breaking the stigma related to COPD so that the individuals inflicted by this disease can get the treatment they need without the fear of being judged or ridiculed.

How We Started

Breath of Life was established in 2007 in Sherman, TX. Since our inception, we have been steadfastly upholding our business owner’s philosophy, “Through perseverance, strong will, dedication, and faith, this company will impact the lives of respiratory patients, and we will succeed.”

Our Approach

Breath of Life takes a patient-centered approach that reflects your needs and goals. We are committed to helping you manage your sleep apnea, COPD, or other complex respiratory and neuromuscular chronic disease even when you are at home using the latest technology on the market.

Locations and Hours of Operation

As part of our efforts in reaching many patients as much as possible, we have opened several locations in different states.

  • Sherman, TX: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Durant, OK: 8:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Tom

Since I got the Trilogy machine, I have not been in the hospital. It does its job very well and the staff are very nice and do their job very well, to glad to have them to help.

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Nathan

I believe the Trilogy machine provides me better breathing throughout the night and the machine works very well. For me,it is definitely comfortable to wear the mask and I have no problem whatsoever with tubing ever coming off.

Karen

I have had the home ventilation(Trilogy) for over a year and I am so pleased with waking up feeling much stronger. It keeps the CO2 down which keeps me from many hospital stays. Breath of Life's staff have gone out of their way to ensure all equipment fits and I know how to use it. I highly recommend Breath of life to anyone with Respiratory issues.

Anonymous

On behalf of my husband, it releaves his breathing at night and has him waking up feeling better. I feel his breathing is much better after we received the equipment. I highly recommend this company and product.

Thank you

Sara

The Breath of Life company has been very good to help me with my home ventilator. They come when I need them. All of the respiratory therapist are helpful and kind. The owner is very helpful with my needs too. The machine helps me to breath better and rest better. I know I can count of them. All of my needs are met without having to leave my home. I highly recommend this company.

Sarwar

I find this machine very useful and satisfactory and I would highly recommend anyone who has respiratory problems to use this company for their home ventilator. I found the service prompt and efficient.

Anonymous

I find that the Trilogy helps me to breath and it helps the next day after I have used it at night. I feel like it gives me more quality to breath. I have extreme COPD and without this machine I don't believe I would have made it this long. Thank you.

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**If this a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.