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Advice for set up of device for a friend
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Advice for set up of device for a friend
hi there,

Since I am soon to receive a new device, I am shipping one of my auto bipap 760 to a friend (I have 2). He has been using an auto cpap for a few years and loves it (no prescription). My bipap is set for me.

From my understanding, the bipap can be set to run as a cpap? And any suggestions for the settings- he really doesn't know much about cpap and I am not sure if he can figure out to read his current settings, I think it was set however it is normally set to run on auto cpap? Hmmm, I see that it only works on cpap not auto cpap, so I better put it on auto bipap?

Thanks for any suggestions Smile
(This post was last modified: 02-29-2016 06:45 PM by ruach.)
02-29-2016 06:19 PM
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RE: Advice for set up of device for a friend
What are his current settings? here's the deal, you can make that 760 work as a CPAP, but it would be much more comfortable as an auto bipap if you know where to start. The ONLY reason people on CPAP don't get BiPAP is the cost. Personally, I'd take his CPAP pressure, then subtract 1.0 and use that as EPAPmin. I'd set the minimum PS to +2 and max PS to +4, and use his CPAP +4 and use that for IPAP max. You could allow higher IPAP since the auto algorithm will not increase pressure more than needed.

This is easy stuff. Your friend will be treated for obstructive apnea and have pressure support for hypopnea and RERA, and will have the comfort of pressure relief in exhale. For starters, just set Biflex at 1.0. Follow up after a week, and compare results on data.

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(This post was last modified: 02-29-2016 07:35 PM by Sleeprider.)
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Machine: DS960T BiPAP autoSV ADV 60 series, 30cm DOM
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: DreamWave
Humidifier: PR1 60 Series Heated Tube Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: EPAPmin 8, EPAPmax 15, etc.
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Max Pres 25.0, EPAP min 8.0, EPAP max 15.0, BPM Auto, PS min 0.0, PS max 17.0

Sex: Female
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RE: Advice for set up of device for a friend
Thanks Sleeprider, that is very helpful information- my friend is very much a novice in knowing how to find what his current pressure is, so i made a guess and we shall see how it works for him.
02-29-2016 09:20 PM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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RE: Advice for set up of device for a friend
So, you don't know his CPAP pressure? What machine?

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02-29-2016 10:27 PM
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RE: Advice for set up of device for a friend
I'm with sleeprider on how to start out switching from cpap to bipap auto. Just need his current pressure.

02-29-2016 10:32 PM
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Machine: DS960T BiPAP autoSV ADV 60 series, 30cm DOM
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: DreamWave
Humidifier: PR1 60 Series Heated Tube Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: EPAPmin 8, EPAPmax 15, etc.
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Max Pres 25.0, EPAP min 8.0, EPAP max 15.0, BPM Auto, PS min 0.0, PS max 17.0

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RE: Advice for set up of device for a friend
True, I don't know what the pressure is on his auto cpap device. he purchased it from an individual who put it to factory settings, that is what my understanding. My friend lives out of my local area, or I could show him how to find the data that I need to get. Maybe it means at some point I should go on a trip to visit he and his wife.

All he knows is it works great for him and that he feels better and his wife is able to sleep through the night now that he is on the cpap.
03-01-2016 12:36 AM
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