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martin2006 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Unsure
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 21/17
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location:

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My husband has just been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. When I try and read about machine settings I don't understand any of it. We have no insurance and someone gave me a Resmed S9 Elite. His settings are 21/17. Can he use this kind of machine?
08-07-2015 12:58 AM
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kaiasgram Offline

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Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Aloha
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8-10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Northern California

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Hello martin,

21/15 sounds like a bilevel machine prescription. Does the Rx say 21 IPAP and 15 EPAP? If so, the Elite would not be the right machine. Let's clarify this first and then we can go from there.
(This post was last modified: 08-07-2015 01:15 AM by kaiasgram.)
08-07-2015 01:14 AM
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kaiasgram Offline

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Machine: S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Aloha
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8-10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Northern California

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RE: Newbie needing help
Sorry, you said 21/17 not 21/15. Same question though.
(This post was last modified: 08-07-2015 04:22 AM by kaiasgram.)
08-07-2015 04:21 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Newbie needing help
Hi martin2006,
WELCOME! to the forum.
If your husband's prescription had a pressure of 21-17, machines that are strictly CPAP, (such as the S9 Elite,) only go as high as a pressure of 20.
Hang in there for more answers to your questions and much success to your husband with getting his sleep apnea treated.

trish6hundred
08-07-2015 05:16 PM
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