Cleaning CPAP and Bi PaP (1022)

Key points below

Why is it important to keep CPAP or BiPAP™ supplies clean?

CPAP or BiPAP therapy blows positive air pressure into your child’s throat and lungs.  When the supplies (mask, tubing, filter, and machine) are not clean, the pressure can also blow dirt, germs, or allergens into your child’s throat and lungs. 

What is the best way to clean CPAP or BiPAP™ supplies?

Follow the user manual. Here are some basic cleaning tips:

Every Morning 

Every Week 

Follow these cleaning steps one morning each week.  If you do it in the morning there will be time for everything to dry before using them again.

Every Month

Every Three to Six Months

Ask staff about other teaching sheets that may be helpful

#1281 BiPAP  
#1280 CPAP  
#1451 Helping your child wear a CPAP mask 



Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.