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[Equipment] Heated Hose and Supplemental Oxygen for REMStar Auto
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Heated Hose and Supplemental Oxygen for REMStar Auto
Hello,
I have been doing some digging around for something that may sound simple. I was recently changed to a REMstar Auto A Flex from Philips Respronics by my provider. For a while now I have had to use supplemental oxygen as my O2 levels were going below 85%
With this unit I got a heated hose (has a humidifier) However my 02 port was on my old machine on the outlet where the hose normally attaches then connects to the hose.
With this setup however, I can't do it with the adapter I always had. I have searched, read manuals, and I can not find a way if I can have this setup with a heated hose or not, or if I should just stick with standard tubing? My mask is an Amera View, so that does not seem to have an oxygen port like some other masks do.

My old machine was a Repironics M Series with C Flex, so this is a big upgrade to me, bluetooth, apps and all that good stuff. Thanks in advance!
02-13-2016 07:52 PM
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Post: #2
RE: Heated Hose and Supplemental Oxygen for REMStar Auto
You'll likely have to use a standard hose as I do; and leave the Tee at the machine.

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02-13-2016 08:43 PM
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Post: #3
RE: Heated Hose and Supplemental Oxygen for REMStar Auto
I use supplemental oxygen with a heated hose. The oxygen comes in near the mask end of the tube via an adaptor. So it does not really get heated and is quite cool. It has never bothered me and I prefer the "fresh air" sensation the oxygen adds into the mix.

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02-13-2016 09:00 PM
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ydnar723 Offline

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RE: Heated Hose and Supplemental Oxygen for REMStar Auto
Thank you for the replies. The only setup I could see would be heated hose, to the white adapter that has the port of the o2 and then connect that to the flexible hose that is attached to the amara view mask? As I am learning this system, should I be ok with just standard tubing and using the humidifier control feature? Or is there even any difference?
02-13-2016 09:29 PM
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Mr Nifty Offline

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RE: Heated Hose and Supplemental Oxygen for REMStar Auto
Many FFM allow for supplemental O2. Example Mirage Quattro.

Also this adapter may work well with a heated hose.

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02-13-2016 11:50 PM
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Post: #6
RE: Heated Hose and Supplemental Oxygen for REMStar Auto
Hi ydnar723,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your questions and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
02-14-2016 02:10 AM
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ydnar723 Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Heated Hose and Supplemental Oxygen for REMStar Auto
(02-13-2016 11:50 PM)Mr Nifty Wrote:  Many FFM allow for supplemental O2. Example Mirage Quattro.

Also this adapter may work well with a heated hose.

Thanks! That is the adapter I actually have. I thought of a mask change, I really like the Amara View, I previously had the Quatro FX,I know that had a port in the mask but that became annoying over time and was one of the reasons the doctor felt I was taking the mask off in my sleep nearly every night. For the most part the Amara has been good, I like it as I wear glasses and like to read or watch TV before doing off sometimes.
02-14-2016 08:13 AM
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