A friend of mine has been instructed to change a recently supplied VPAP lll ST from 10 - 15 (bipap) to a CPAP at 16+ cm. He has serious breathing issues and sets off his mask leak alarms all the time.
His doctor wants him to go back to a CPAP, since he seemed to have better results with his old F&P 20, but up the pressure to 16+.
The F&P 200 is over 5 years old, due for retirement. I don't trust it to get up to and deliver 16+ cm reliably. He still has this VPAP lll st, which is designed to supply these high pressures with ease.
He has me do any changes & fine tuning for him since I have lots of practice through my own machines. Also, I take the time to explain things to him as I do it. He has serious short term memory damage after his long bouts of severe apnea.
Does anyone have experience with this reconfiguration??
Any suggestions?? I still have to get clinician manual & access instructions but since it is menu driven it shouldn't be too bad..