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A10 Elite Presure Relief On/Off Setting?
I am wondering what the pressure relief setting on/off is doing?

I just turned it off and my throat is way more pressurized. Is that a bad thing?










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04-23-2015 01:13 AM
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RE: A10 Elite Presure Relief On/Off Setting?
The EPR reduces pressure as you exhale, making breathing easier and more comfortable. You can set it to 1, 2 or 3 cm H2O or off. Many users just turn it off, but it's really a matter of personal preference and comfort. The only possible downside is that EPR can sometimes cause central apnea in susceptible patients, so keep an eye on that.

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04-23-2015 02:17 AM
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RE: A10 Elite Presure Relief On/Off Setting?
My settings only let me turn it on or off... It really makes the pressure feel much stronger when it's off. I turned it back on.









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04-23-2015 02:24 AM
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RE: A10 Elite Presure Relief On/Off Setting?
I'm not really familiar with the Elite but I suspect it is configurable from the clinician menu.

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04-23-2015 03:05 AM
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RE: A10 Elite Presure Relief On/Off Setting?
(04-23-2015 02:24 AM)player Wrote:  My settings only let me turn it on or off... It really makes the pressure feel much stronger when it's off. I turned it back on.

You can set EPR to "ON" or "OFF" in the clinical menu
Just below it, you find the following choices:

EPR ... Ramp Only or Full Time
EPR Level 1 - 2 - 3

Here is the full explanation from ResMed
EPR: http://resmedfoundation.org.au/us/assets...c=patients
04-23-2015 07:12 AM
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RE: A10 Elite Presure Relief On/Off Setting?
I used it for about a week until I got used to the machine and now I have it off and don't miss it.
04-23-2015 07:30 AM
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RE: A10 Elite Presure Relief On/Off Setting?
(04-23-2015 07:12 AM)zonk Wrote:  
(04-23-2015 02:24 AM)player Wrote:  My settings only let me turn it on or off... It really makes the pressure feel much stronger when it's off. I turned it back on.

You can set EPR to "ON" or "OFF" in the clinical menu
Just below it, you find the following choices:

EPR ... Ramp Only or Full Time
EPR Level 1 - 2 - 3

Here is the full explanation from ResMed
EPR: http://resmedfoundation.org.au/us/assets...c=patients

If you only see "ON and OFF" means you're in "Home menu ... Options", not in the clinical menu

See post #1 for the instructions "how to enter into the clinical menu, posted by sharp56
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...irsense-10

I should have point it out that the clinical manual is available via Email
You find "CPAP Setup Manuals" link at the top of the page
04-23-2015 04:52 PM
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