(01-08-2014, 02:58 PM)brianwood619 Wrote: forgot to mention, this only covers the nose and the mouth, not the entire face to the forehead
I appreciate your clarification about this FFM, since I keep biting my tongue (or keyboard) on this nomenclature.
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And thanks for the opportunity for me to vent at the equipment manufacturers' mis-definition.
The entire CPAP industry is WRONG.
What is called a "Full Face Mask" (FFM) in CPAP is really an "Oral Nasal mask".
They have been called that for decades in other industries, e.g., aviation and diving or other pressure work.
FFM SHOULD have been used just to refer to something that covers the eyes, nose, and mouth and not to a nose/mouse only mask.
The reason this is not just a pedantic point is that this leave no good name to refer to a TRUE FFM -- and so clarifications must be added to delineate one type of FFM (oral nasal) from the other type (true FFM.)
Don't worry about this folks if you use the term for an oral-nasal because that has already become the defacto (mis)definition.
It just bugs me.
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