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Can you use different branded masks and machines?
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Can you use different branded masks and machines?
Hey Folks,

I have a resmed airsence 10 and normally use a resmed airfit p10 nasal pillows mask.

However I'm considering getting a full-face option for when I have a cold and it's hard to breath exclusively through my nose. As I have a huge beard - it seems the best air seal would be achieved with a the Philips Respironics FitLife Total Face mask.

My question is - can one use a Philips Mask with Resmed machine? The tubes fit together ok (I rented a philips mask once) but can I rely on the data produced in relation to leaking/events etc - or will the resmed info be out because it assumes I have a resmed mask?

Sorry is this is a silly question!
05-11-2016 01:58 AM
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archangle Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
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RE: Can you use different branded masks and machines?
Yes, any brand CPAP mask will work with any CPAP/bilevel/BiPAP/VPAP machine with only VERY minor problems, if any.

Some machines, such as Respironics machines, have a "mask resistance" setting that should match, but the machine will probably work OK with the wrong setting. You might need to guess at the setting.

ResMed machines seem to only care about the full face/nasal/pillow setting for the mask.

It is important to ONLY use masks intended for CPAP with built in exhaust vents. Sometimes a hospital will use an unvented mask intended to be used only with a separate exhaust vent.

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05-11-2016 02:40 AM
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Possum Offline

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RE: Can you use different branded masks and machines?
Ditto on archangle's comment..

Additionally, just FYI, I had the same concern that I wouldn't be able to use my P10 when I had a cold, but I found that the direct pressure supplied by the mask seems to push my sinus congestion "out of the way" when I have a cold and make it easier to breathe through my nose. Thus, I never pursued getting a backup full-face mask. It's also worth noting that I did not have the same experience with my N10 nasal mask.
05-11-2016 09:58 AM
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robertbuckley Offline

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Machine: Resprionics BiPAP Auto SV Advanced
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit F-10 Full Face
Humidifier: Resprionics System One
CPAP Pressure: EEP 15; PS 4 - 10
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RE: Can you use different branded masks and machines?
any brand mask with any brand machine will work. I use a Resmed A-10 FFM with a Respironics PR-1 ASV.
I seem to remember that there was a chart somewhere that suggested settings to be used for various masks regarding the resistance setting, but can't find it. Not a big deal. Just use the setting that matches from a similar type mask.
05-12-2016 01:21 PM
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