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Meaning of EPR and Essentials for Airsense 10
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(12-06-2015, 10:39 PM)rfin16 Wrote: Do you think it would be too much to set EPR to three? I am trying to train to breath through my nose with the pillows and its working except a feeling of difficulty breathing out at times. Would this undermine the therapeutic effects and make it difficult for the machine to reach optimal pressures? Thanks for your advice.


You can set EPR to 3, but with your pressure setting of 4-20, EPR won't kick in until the APAP reaches a pressure 7. Then you would get exhale relief of 3cm, and you would then be breathing against a pressure of 4. The APAP can't go lower than 4cm no matter what EPR setting you use.

EPR does not make it difficult to reach optimal pressure, has nothing to do with it, but with a starting pressure of 4, it could take the APAP longer to reach optimal pressure, and possibly miss some apneas.


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(12-07-2015, 12:26 PM)OpalRose Wrote: ckingzzzs, there is no EPR setting of 4. There is only 1,2 or 3. If the EPR is set to off, then there is no pressure relief when exhaling. You will exhale at whatever pressure your APAP is at the time.

I think you are confusing EPR with the lowest pressure that the Cpap can be set at which is 4.
These are two different things.

Thanks opalrose. I know there is no EPR setting of 4. I meant that if the EPR is Off, then the machine will resort to the lowest possible pressure of 4.
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(12-07-2015, 01:50 PM)ckingzzzs Wrote:
(12-07-2015, 12:26 PM)OpalRose Wrote: ckingzzzs, there is no EPR setting of 4. There is only 1,2 or 3. If the EPR is set to off, then there is no pressure relief when exhaling. You will exhale at whatever pressure your APAP is at the time.

I think you are confusing EPR with the lowest pressure that the Cpap can be set at which is 4.
These are two different things.

Thanks opalrose. I know there is no EPR setting of 4. I meant that if the EPR is Off, then the machine will resort to the lowest possible pressure of 4.

With EPR off, the pressure relief is zero. IPAP = EPAP
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#14
To clarify, with EPR off there is no pressure relief but the machine does not go to lowest possible pressure. It will be at the pressure it is currently blowing at.
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(12-07-2015, 01:50 PM)ckingzzzs Wrote:
(12-07-2015, 12:26 PM)OpalRose Wrote: ckingzzzs, there is no EPR setting of 4. There is only 1,2 or 3. If the EPR is set to off, then there is no pressure relief when exhaling. You will exhale at whatever pressure your APAP is at the time.

I think you are confusing EPR with the lowest pressure that the Cpap can be set at which is 4.
These are two different things.

Thanks opalrose. I know there is no EPR setting of 4. I meant that if the EPR is Off, then the machine will resort to the lowest possible pressure of 4.

No, only if the starting pressure is 4. The APAP can't go lower that the minimum start pressure.
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#16
I was welcomed to the creepy high tech era of medicine - I wrote the provider about EPR and they changed it to 3 remotely via the cell connection. Will see how I do on that setting tonight.
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