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[How to] Mask Device Compatibility - Res Med
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Mask Device Compatibility - Res Med
Because we have so many new members and some older ones (like me) trying new masks I thought it might be helpful to have this mask compatibility and settings guide from ResMed in one convenient place.  Until I just searched for a setting I needed I didn't know it even existed.  Here it is.


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RE: Mask Device Compatibility - Res Med
Great info. Thanks. Coffee
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RE: Mask Device Compatibility - Res Med
A very poorly prepared table.
According to the legend ONLY the masks marked with a check mark are "Compatible"

Now why don't I believe that?  

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RE: Mask Device Compatibility - Res Med
Thanks you for the list.
I've been using Dreamwear with ResMed which is not on the list and have wondered whether I should set machine for pillows or nasal mask.
Sometimes I use F20 FFM for various reasons like URI.
Maybe I'm not picky but I don't subjectively notice much difference on any of the settings. I have not reviewed them on Sleepyhead.

Once I switched from Dreamwear to full face mask in middle of night but did not want to wake myself enough to switch the machine.  I noticed the Auto Start would not kick in until I held my fingers over the exhaust holes above the safety valves for a few breaths.

So my questions are:
1. Are the mask settings mainly for autostart?
2. Do they (also?) help the Resmed determine the proper leak allowance for it's total leak calculation.
3. Anything else they do?
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RE: Mask Device Compatibility - Res Med
I had heard from many sources that it was critical to set the correct mask setting.

I have a ReMed VAUTO and I tried a test with a Airfit P10 mask. I checked both the Full Face Mask setting and the pillow setting.

The only difference I saw was the leaks reported.
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RE: Mask Device Compatibility - Res Med
As a PSA, I will make note that the ResMed N10 and N20 Nasal Masks should be set to Pillows.

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RE: Mask Device Compatibility - Res Med
Bonjour - To be sure the table is incomplete. For instance, the Dreamwear and Brevida, both masks I use, are not listed. But for those using any of the masks listed I think its a great guide for instant info.

Robermax - As far as the Dreamwear settings go for the Resmed A10, its nasal for the Dreamwear without the pillows cushions and its pillows for the Dreamwear with the pillows cushions. I believe the settings are intended for leak calculations and that is it but someone feel free to correct me it that is inaccurate.
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RE: Mask Device Compatibility - Res Med
sonicboom:
thanks for your comments.
I was thinking about the Dreamwear cushion vs pillows same as you but I note that the exhalation vent seems to be exactly the same on the pillows and cushions.  So as long as mask is not leaking I don't know how the machine could sense any difference between these fittings nor how they would respond any differently to pressure or flow.

I am interested in Brevida vs Dreamwear. I love the Dreamwear cushion- best mask in 20 years for me since I can grind my face into the pillow and it generally stays on.  Unfortunately lately have been getting a sore at the bottom of my septum ( I recently learned this is called the columella). 
I have tried (and have kept) F20 which also came in useful when I had a cold.
Have tried Dreamwear pillows which takes pressure off the columella but is less comfortable for me.
So was thinking of the Brevida- it seems it would stay in place with me when I roll onto my side or stomach. Has it been stable for you when you move?

Thanks for your input.
Didn't mean to hijack thread, though!

Bob
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RE: Mask Device Compatibility - Res Med
No worries on the hijack. Mods will move it if necessary. There are a number of good threads on the Brevida. Just put it in a search. The Brevida mask indeed stays in place for me much better in that regard than the P10s or Dreamwear. It has adjustable head straps that help keep things in place. Doesn't move for me at all even at light tension of the straps. Give it a try.
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RE: Mask Device Compatibility - Res Med
Just remember, it is just a guide!
I am NOT a doctor.  I try to help, but do not take what I say as medical advice.


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