I am currently using a ResMed S8 VPAP 25 Auto which the DME set up in (S)pontaneous mode. They also supply me with an F & P Zest nasal mask which is vented. The ResMed VPAP has a setting for the mask in use, Mine is set to Ultra which is the factory setting. Naturally the only masks listed in the selection menu are ResMed masks. Does this setting make any difference for any of the calculated results?
I am also thinking of switching to the auto mode. Again will the fact that the mask that I use is not a choice in the settings menu make a difference in the way the VPAP reacts in auto mode?
My concern is that the exact size of the vents might make a difference to some of the calculated parameters that the VPAP uses or that I want to use once I receive the card reader that I ordered.
Thanks in advance for any info on this.
The flow rate for the vents on my Zest at my IPAP is 43 l/min and for the ResMed Ultra is 53 l/min. This seems to me like it would make a difference. What do you think?