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First night with new machine; results
First night with new machine; results
Well, it was an interesting night, but a success, all things considered  https://imgur.com/a/Axr4h  Obviously, the machine needs tweaking, because when I tried to sleep with it, it was trying to force me to breathe before I was ready, which was a very unpleasant choking sensation. I lowered the rate from 12 to 9, and that seemed to help somewhat, but not enough. I even turned on the two ramp functions, but that didn't seem to help much either. I ended up trying the ivaps setting, and that definitely helped. The only setting i changed was one that I think was target respiratory rate. I took that down from 15 to 12 (my prescribed setting?). Anyway, it was a stopgap measure, and I ended up sleeping for 3 hours straight for the first time in years!  When I get back, I'll post the ST settings.
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RE: First night with new machine; results
I't may be best to keep to one thread, that way the forum can see the history and help with suggestions.
NO UA and just a few H, you have to be happy with that, even thought it was a rough night.

You will take a few hours to get your head around ivaps, but initially I would consider your settings for height /pt (is 12) / Va ( l/m - dead air), probably around 500-600 tidal volume if you look down the list, as it adjusts other numbers. You can also use the vt/kg - ml/kg to around 7-8. As you turn the Va, you will see these numbers self adjust.

I'd leave the learn circuit to another day.
Initially I would use the s9 guide for any lung issues or leave the ti/rise/trigger and cycle in default
I would set min epap 6 (your median epap) min PS:4 ( a couple under your median PS) and max PS on max setting, the machine will sort what it wants.

this is a tidal volume guide
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mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
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