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[CPAP] Oscar Terms
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Oscar Terms
Please tell me what the category on "Oscar" titled "Breathing not detected' actually means. Is it really indicating that I went minutes without breathing at all?
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RE: Oscar Terms
Hi Avery!  -  Welcome

NO, it means that your CPAP could not detect breathing.   Seeing that you are using an FFM, I'm wondering if you had a major leak.  If the leak is large enough, then the CPAP is at "full throttle" and can not distinguish any flow changes. A lot of times if someone is using a nasal or pillow type of mask and breathes through their mouth, the BND will be flagged.
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RE: Oscar Terms
This flag is only seen on Philips Respironics machines. It is not OSCAR, but an event used by Philips machines to alert that a clear breathing signal is not detected.
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RE: Oscar Terms
Thanks...that is a MAJOR relief to know!
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