Payton: for our machines, it's the % of triggers from EPAP to IPAP that we initiate by inhalation. i.e.-- those not caused by Timax.
I believe, with machines that have ST mode, they have a timer on both IPAP and EPAP. So, they report the % of both cycled and triggered.
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Per the S9 VPAP Auto Clinician's Manual, the S mode, ST mode, and the Vauto mode display "% spontaneous triggering or cycling". That is a quote from the chart on page 17 of the manual. I do not know if that says that they display either/or or if it means they display both. What I thought I saw was "%SpontT" and "%SpontC" and maybe it was for an ST machine.
08-07-2014, 12:50 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-07-2014, 01:12 PM by PaytonA.)
Talked to a ResMed person this morning. Had left a message requesting information. ResMed person said that the % spontaneous cycled breaths figure is strictly for ventilators and has no importance for CPAP of VPAP. As far as the respiratory rate doubling question that I asked she referred me to my DME. Oh well.
Intrerestingly (to me anyway), my % spontaneous cycled breaths (SpontC) decreased from 90+ to approximately 60 when I raised my Ti(min). Last night, I reduced my Ti(min) from 1.2 to 1.0 and my SpontC this morning was 91.
On the flip side, as I raised my Ti(min) slowly from 0.3 to 1.2 the amount of spiky respiratory rate doubling reduced to almost nothing. It seems to have come back a little last night when I lowered my Ti(min) from 1.2 to 1.0.
Well apparently neither measurement anomaly is of much physical importance so I am going to let well enough alone.
Its too bad you do not have a VPAP. Just look at all of the settings you could play with. Are you jealous?