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EPR question
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My ResMed S9 Autoset cpap machine offers EPR of 1, 2 or 3. In addition to the numbers, it also has a "patient" setting plus OFF. Does anyone know what the 'patient' setting is for and is it better than the numbers offered?
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#2
Patient gives the user control over EPR without having to enter the clinician menu.
Some DMEs lock the user out of EPR control.

The question of :Is it better, has no meaning in the context of how EPR works.

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#3
EPR on the S9s: the numbers mean 1, 2, or 3 points off from the inhale. So if you have an EPR of 2 and a treatment pressure of 10, you inhale 10, exhale against 8.

Some say it is just a comfort feature, others believe not. Some, like myself, experience more centrals with the EPR off. Others notice no difference and use it purely for comfort. Or not at all.

It also depends on the mask as to how that comfort is working. For me, some nasal pillows have required a higher setting of EPR. Others, I do just fine.

As for "patient", it allows you access to change the setting via the main screen vs the internal clinician menu.
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