Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Mask test: what determines maximum pressure
#1
Mask test: what determines maximum pressure
In ResMed terminology, is the maximum pressure during the preliminary "mask fit" (run to check leakage), limited by the upper value set in the Clinicians Menu?
I would assume it is. On occasion I think that the machine goes wild on me, making all those red faces. On successive mask-fit runs, it seems to behave.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: Mask test: what determines maximum pressure
I may be incorrect on this, but I think the mask fit starts at the maximum pressure you have set and works down to the minimum set.  

If I have that wrong, someone please correct me. Smile
OpalRose
Apnea Board Administrator
www.ApneaBoard.com

OSCAR Chart Organization


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.  ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA.  INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: Mask test: what determines maximum pressure
I'm not certain what the pressures are or how they're determined. Quite a while ago I decided that mask fit was not fit for human consumption. And the two evil demon twins are in cahoots to demolish therapy and mess with you mentally. My opinion is to fit the mask on regular therapy pressures, using the bonjour adjusting method. Lie back on the bed as if you are going to sleep, hold the mask in place with your fingers not the straps, turn the machine on to give therapy pressure, and recall what the finger tension is to hold the mask in place virtually leak-free, and then put the straps on to duplicate the tension that your fingers provided. From there, use OSCAR to determine what your leak rate is by looking at the chart. I'd just skip the bleach blonde cheerleader called mask fit or you'll be fit to be tied.
Dave

OSCAR
Standard OSCAR Chart Order
Mask Primer
Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [Equipment] Question on results of overnight oximeter test ! JonUK 7 148 Today, 12:46 AM
Last Post: SideSleeper
  Maximum total run hours bsnelson 4 195 01-05-2021, 06:59 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  [Pressure] Reaching maximum IPAP - Time to change settings? Frajola81 56 1,080 12-21-2020, 06:54 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
  [Diagnosis] Sleep test interpretation help (Questioning my diagnosis...) cpapneas 14 356 12-09-2020, 07:00 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  [Diagnosis] Which at home test? ApneaLink vs WatchPat CaTMaNiii 1 198 12-02-2020, 04:42 PM
Last Post: Illorum
  Can an APAP replicate a Home Sleep Test? fredkahan 9 401 10-31-2020, 06:52 PM
Last Post: fredkahan
Question Receiving a sleep test for 13 y/o ADHD prairiesleeper 7 272 10-24-2020, 06:59 PM
Last Post: Illorum


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.