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Change from APAP to CPAP Mode?
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Change from APAP to CPAP Mode?
Hi. I have been using AirSense machines for years now. I currently use  an AirSense 11. It has been, with slight changes over the years, generally set so it fluctuates in range between 8 to 12 in apap mode. 8 is lowest pressure and 12 is the high end limit. A 5 weeks ago my doctor decided to change the machine and try a straight 9 only for pressure, epr off and a change to cpap mode. My problem is that they have not done it remotely in 5 weeks. I have talked to the doctors office 3 times and after they check they say it hasn't been done but we will get them (the supplier or whoever) to change it now. It still doesn't get done. I can easily change the pressure to a straight 9 but is there a way I can change it from the current apap mode to cpap? The doctor wanted a straight only 9, epr off in cpap mode. Thanks.
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RE: Change from APAP to CPAP Mode?
I often ask members to use a fixed pressure to fix a problem. I can't really judge the effectiveness of your docotor's suggestion without seeing some charts from OSCAR to compare or your input on comfort. It really does not matter if you use Autoset mode at 10 minimum, 10 maximum, or use CPAP mode at 10 cm. The CPAP mode will not record flow limitation, so we like to see results in Autoset mode for that additional data.
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RE: Change from APAP to CPAP Mode?
Hi. Thanks for your reply.  All I wish to do is set the AirSense 11 in cpap mode. Thanks for your offer to view some of my data but I just want to follow my doctor's recommendations for now. Pressure 9, epr off (easy enough) but the change to cpap mode is what I need help on.
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RE: Change from APAP to CPAP Mode?
Hi again. Are you saying that running fixed at 9 in apap would be the same as running 9 in cpap except you will be missing that one piece of data? I might have misunderstood your reply. Thanks.
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RE: Change from APAP to CPAP Mode?
Willky,
Request a copy of the Clinicians Manual for your A11. This will show you how to change pressure and settings and have a better understanding of how your machine works.

https://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-p...tup-manual

We like to look at Flow Limitation and I believe SleepRider was just trying to explain that Flow Limitation doesn't show up in some of the AirSense 10's. Although, I believe the AirSense 11 machines will show Flow limitation in Cpap Mode.

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