(03-31-2013, 10:55 AM)racprops Wrote: I have been using in the tests this mask:
[Live link to google with Respironics+FitLife+Total+Face+Mask as search string]
I like it over all the rest.
Not sure if forum rules allow live links to google with manufacturer part as the search field. This is not a direct link to any DME provider, so it might be OK.
If the Respironics FitLife Total Face Mask didn't leak during your titration, then it may be good. It puts no pressure at all on your nose bridge, which would be great.
Up to how high in pressure does Philips Respironics recommended the mask may be used?
Do you know what sizes you used for (1) the mask and (2) the headgear?
By the way, headgear tends to stretch out too far, so may be better to start with smaller size for headgear than the mask size.
(03-31-2013, 10:55 AM)racprops Wrote: Where can I get a tracking O2 scanner?
So can you suggest the best AVS machine?
There are many threads on this forum for Pulse-Oximeters. Supplier #19 sells economical ones. I recommend a wristwatch type with separate finger sensor, only because they are less uncomfortable.
(03-31-2013, 01:05 PM)racprops Wrote: I have been shopping on Secondwind, but I find that they are cagy with model numbers...
Their site with the ASV machines is
[direct link to Supplier #2]
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(03-31-2013, 01:05 PM)racprops Wrote: And way down is what they describe as: BIPAP Auto SV Advanced Machine with Heated Humidifier
Can you tell what make and model this is??
From what I am reading I kind of like the Philips Respironics machines, as they do test and report a Clear airway event, and seem less likely to have to work so hard IDing the newer models...
Any feed back on their systems??
If you want to know the precise model number (and you should, to know what exactly you would be buying, and to research that model number on the manufacturer's website) simply call (or better yet, email) the supplier and ask before placing the order. Unfortunately I failed to do this and purchased an older (discontinued) model of S9 VPAP Adapt without realizing it. Then, when you receive the machine, before using it at all, verify the model number is what you thought you ordered. If you use the machine, it probably cannot be returned. But if you have an email showing the model number which was claimed, you will be in good position to receive full credit when returning the unit if it comes to that. Of course this applies to any vendor which does not list the full manufacturer's model number of their products, whether or not the supplier is on our Suppliers List. In general, whenever ordering online, I think it is always best to pay using a credit card because you can dispute the charge if the merchandise was not as described.
In your case, if buying the Respironics ASV machine, make sure the unit is PRS1 (System One) and autoSV Advanced (not the older non-Advanced model), and know how long would be the warrantee.
I haven't used the PRS1 ASV unit but I think it may be best unit for you, if you need higher EPAP pressure than 15, as explained in my earlier post.