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AirFit P10 mask-is it a pillow or nasal type?
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When setting the type of mask used with a AirSense 10 Autoset CPAP machine, the choices are...full face, pillows or nasal.

Since a ResMed AirFit P10 mask could be described as either a pillows or a nasal type ,which one should be selected? It must be important enough to the operation of the machine or there wouldn't be a need to make this choice.

And does anyone know just how the machine acts differently between these two settings?
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If you're using a P10, mask type should be set to "Pillows".
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#3
Possum is 100% correct!
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(02-12-2016, 06:50 PM)Possum Wrote: If you're using a P10, mask type should be set to "Pillows".

Thank you possum. Pillows makes sense.
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The mask setting along with the tube type setting tells the machine what type of pressure drop it is dealing with between it and you. This allows it to give you the correct pressure in the mask.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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(02-27-2016, 11:50 AM)PaytonA Wrote: The mask setting along with the tube type setting tells the machine what type of pressure drop it is dealing with between it and you. This allows it to give you the correct pressure in the mask.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
Thank you for that answer Payton.

Just to make it clear in my mind...are you saying a pillow mask setting tells the machine to lower the pressure because the air is being delivered directly into the nostrils and none of the airflow is being diluted inside a full face mask ?

And would it follow that a higher pressure would be called for by the machine if the setting was for a full face mask because of the larger area of the mask ?


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No, he means in terms of venting. Each type of mask deals with venting differently. Understanding the venting enables it to send the right pressure to compensate for that properly.
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(02-27-2016, 02:51 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: No, he means in terms of venting. Each type of mask deals with venting differently. Understanding the venting enables it to send the right pressure to compensate for that properly.
Got it. Thank you Paula.
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(02-27-2016, 01:49 PM)old82 Wrote:
(02-27-2016, 11:50 AM)PaytonA Wrote: The mask setting along with the tube type setting tells the machine what type of pressure drop it is dealing with between it and you. This allows it to give you the correct pressure in the mask.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
Thank you for that answer Payton.

Just to make it clear in my mind...are you saying a pillow mask setting tells the machine to lower the pressure because the air is being delivered directly into the nostrils and none of the airflow is being diluted inside a full face mask ?

And would it follow that a higher pressure would be called for by the machine if the setting was for a full face mask because of the larger area of the mask ?

The other way around. Using the same tubing the nasal pillows mask has a smaller inlet diameter causing more resistance to flow so more pressure drop. The machine needs to put out more pressure at the machine in order to give you the set pressure at the mask.

A full face mask has a larger opening into the mask so there is not as much pressure lost and the machine does not have to create the pressure as much higher than the setting in order for it to be at the set level at the mask.

Sorry for the confusing explanation. It was the best I could come up with. The difference is kind of like the difference between blowing through a garden hose and blowing through a straw.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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(02-27-2016, 05:32 PM)PaytonA Wrote:
(02-27-2016, 01:49 PM)old82 Wrote:
(02-27-2016, 11:50 AM)PaytonA Wrote: The mask setting along with the tube type setting tells the machine what type of pressure drop it is dealing with between it and you. This allows it to give you the correct pressure in the mask.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
Thank you for that answer Payton.

Just to make it clear in my mind...are you saying a pillow mask setting tells the machine to lower the pressure because the air is being delivered directly into the nostrils and none of the airflow is being diluted inside a full face mask ?

And would it follow that a higher pressure would be called for by the machine if the setting was for a full face mask because of the larger area of the mask ?

The other way around. Using the same tubing the nasal pillows mask has a smaller inlet diameter causing more resistance to flow so more pressure drop. The machine needs to put out more pressure at the machine in order to give you the set pressure at the mask.

A full face mask has a larger opening into the mask so there is not as much pressure lost and the machine does not have to create the pressure as much higher than the setting in order for it to be at the set level at the mask.

Sorry for the confusing explanation. It was the best I could come up with. The difference is kind of like the difference between blowing through a garden hose and blowing through a straw.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
Great explanation paytonA. It all makes sense.
Thank you

Old82
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