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Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 for Her
Humidifier: no
CPAP Pressure: 8 (testing 7.8-10)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: New to AirSense 10 and AirFit P10, but 4 years on prev unit

Sex: Female
Location: Chicago outskirts (Aurora, IL)

Post: #21
RE: New guy here
*Do* they look at details, or merely compliance? And patient health at the end? Wondering....
10-06-2016 05:01 PM
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duece12345 Offline

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Posts: 32
Joined: Oct 2016

Machine: resmed airsense 10 auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: resp dreamwear
Humidifier: resmed airsense 10
CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: usa

Post: #22
RE: New guy here
◾A copy of the cumulative annual PAP device report which shows actual time used (rather than a report typically generated for insurance providers which only shows if use is greater or less than 4 hours). Target goal should show use for at least 75% of sleep periods and an average minimum of 6 hours use per sleep period.
◾For persons with an established diagnosis of OSA who do not have a recording CPAP, a one year exception will be allowed to provide a personal statement that they regularly use CPAP and before each shift when performing flight or safety duties.

This is straight from the FAA website
10-06-2016 05:13 PM
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Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #23
RE: New guy here
The data transmitted by the machine is pretty limited, and saves you time compared to pulling a SD card. It's easy to disable the modem if you want, including putting it in Airplane mode. I don't think this is anything to fear, but you can stop the data if you want.

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10-06-2016 05:20 PM
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duece12345 Offline

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Posts: 32
Joined: Oct 2016

Machine: resmed airsense 10 auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: resp dreamwear
Humidifier: resmed airsense 10
CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: usa

Post: #24
RE: New guy here
Yeah after looking at it I ended up registering it. I am cautiously optimistic about this process. This dreamWear mask doesn't seem too bad. Fingers crossed.
10-06-2016 07:32 PM
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Posts: 164
Joined: Jul 2016

Machine: Philips Dreamstation.
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson.
Humidifier: Philips Dreamstation.
CPAP Pressure: 7.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Windsor (near enough) NSW, Au.

Post: #25
RE: New guy here
I think you will find the "3rd party" involved will only be the Govt. body/organisation/company that requires you to be "compliant" for their protocols.

For me it is the Motor Registration department that controls driver licencing and licence endorsements that have a compliance regulations in place for assorted medical conditions that may affect a person's ability to drive a particular class of vehicle.

In Australia the requirement is minimum 4 hours of CPAP use per night/day - minimum 80% of days per month [25 nights out of 31] - maximum AHI of 5.0 to retain a commercial heavy vehicle endorsement or professional driver [taxi-hire car-passenger bus].

My data is downloaded by the clinic that did my initial testing and provided the Dreamstation I ultimately purchased.
The data is forwarded to my respiratory specialist for review, currently on a 6 monthly review schedule with him.
Once a year he will be required to submit a summary letter to the RMS [motor registration dept.] stating if I am still compliant to the standards required to keep my HC- semi trailer endorsement.

So having a *3rd party* involved is unavoidable, though the data they receive is far less than the clinic and the specialist have access to.

And for anyone other than your personal GP and specialist/s to have access to your detailed medical information and results requires written consent signed by you before they can legally have copies of it.
10-07-2016 12:55 AM
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duece12345 Offline

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Joined: Oct 2016

Machine: resmed airsense 10 auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: resp dreamwear
Humidifier: resmed airsense 10
CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: usa

Post: #26
RE: New guy here
well the first 2 night have been interesting. my ahi is down to 1.5-1.2, but am only asleep for 3-4 hours a night! how do you all get to sleep with this thing on your head!?

I hope I get used to this :-\
(This post was last modified: 10-08-2016 08:40 AM by duece12345.)
10-08-2016 08:18 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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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: #27
RE: New guy here
Believe me, there will come a day when you will wake up in the morning and wonder if your machine is even running and reach up to see if your mask is still on. Smile

Keep up the good work! You will get used to it, it just takes some time.

OpalRose
10-08-2016 08:31 AM
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Posts: 3,318
Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #28
RE: New guy here
It will get easier. Once you have some meaningful statistics, narrowing down the pressure range will help.

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10-08-2016 09:11 AM
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Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: SimPlus
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 7-10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Also on supplemental O2 at 3L/min. while sleeping.

Sex: Male
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Post: #29
RE: New guy here
(10-08-2016 08:18 AM)duece12345 Wrote:  well the first 2 night have been interesting. my ahi is down to 1.5-1.2, but am only asleep for 3-4 hours a night! how do you all get to sleep with this thing on your head!?

I hope I get used to this :-\

The key is persistence. You will get used to it if you keep at it. The human body is amazingly adaptable.

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I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.

Actually you know, it is what it isn't.
10-09-2016 06:33 PM
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Joined: Oct 2016

Machine: resmed airsense 10 auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: resp dreamwear
Humidifier: resmed airsense 10
CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: usa

Post: #30
RE: New guy here
well in 4 short days, I have got to the point that I can sleep with the mask on. I am getting good number on SH (I think). Every morning I wake up with an AWFUL sinus/forehead headache. At least 10x worse than pre-cpap. One of the main reasons I went to the ENT/Sleep study was because I was getting pretty bad headaches. Help
10-10-2016 06:10 AM
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