--- example min EPAP=5 PS is 2 min 4 max. start is EPAP 5 IPAP 7.
as treatment continues, IPAP and EPAP may increase, but only until the IPAP gets to max IPAP.
--- example min EPAP=5, max IPAP=12, PS=2 min 2 max. while you start at EPAP 5 IPAP 7, you can end up as high as EPAP 10 IPAP 12, but no further.
it just gets more complicated from there.
suffice it to say, as #vsheline states, raise maxIPAP to allow room to resolve OA, raise maxPS to allow the lowest EPAP to minimize treatment induced CA, increase minIPAP to reduce the amount the machine has to climb in order to help you.
hope this helps. please set your ramp above 8 or turn it off...
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