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ratherberiding Offline


Posts: 9
Joined: Oct 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: h5i
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: OH-IO USA

Post: #11
RE: Flex to Nano
Google Swift Fx Nano user guide.
There is a user guide.pdf

Top of page 9 reads:
Mask setting
For S9: Select 'Pillows'
For other devices: Select 'SWIFT' (if available), otherwise
select 'MIRAGE' as the mask option.
 The mask system does not contain BPA, PVC, DEHP or phthalates.
 This product is not made with natural rubber latex.
 The manufacturer reserves the right to change these specifications
without notice.

I can't post a link or I would.

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04-14-2016 05:50 PM
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OpalRose Offline


Posts: 3,032
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #12
RE: Flex to Nano
Here is a Chart from PR. Probably not updated, but may help.
I use a ResMed mask, but do not use the Resistance setting. I tried it a couple times, and the pressure didn't feel right to me. So I leave mine set to 0. If I were using a PR mask, then I would use one of the settings.
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(This post was last modified: 04-14-2016 05:51 PM by OpalRose.)
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Ghost1958 Online

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Posts: 957
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #13
RE: Flex to Nano
(04-14-2016 01:54 PM)tmoody Wrote:  
(04-14-2016 06:59 AM)green wings Wrote:  I have a PRS1 560 CPAP machine and am using a Wisp nasal mask. I just discovered while poking around in the clinician settings a few days ago that my resistance setting is at 0, not at X1.

Do I need to change this? Can someone explain how these settings affect the pressure delivered by the machine?

All I know is that different types of masks have a "resistance setting" that the machine should be set at, but I'm not clear on what happens if you don't use the correct setting.

I'm the opposite of an expert but...if I'm not mistaken the Wisp is a PR product, so according to what Ghost1958 wrote the setting would be X1. I have no idea what difference it would make if you changed it.

In my case, I'm going from one Swift (non-PR) thingy to another. Both the nasal pillows and the Nano use the same vent, which is built into the short hose that they share, as ratherberiding indicated. Since this setting is all about the basic leak/vent rate of the mask or pillows, and that doesn't change in my particular case, I've decided to leave it alone where the tech set it.

The Nano does make me look like Peppa Pig, so my granddaughter will approve.

Respironcs masks have the resistence setting on the mask.
0 is for non repironics masks.
The resistence setting has nothing to do with vent or leak rate.
With respironics masks it tells the machine how much pressure loss there is due to choke points ie small tubing, etc causing resiatance to flow between machine and mask. The machine then compensates for that.

Its not a huge deal with ffm or nasal masks cuz all pr masks of that type use x1. Even the total face.
Its a bigger deal when using pillows.
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