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Noob trying to feel my way around...
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Chuckster Offline

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Machine: Respironics REMstar M Series AUTO CPAP with A-Flex, SmartCard and Humi
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Integral
CPAP Pressure: 16
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Long-time audiophile, collector of old Hot Wheels, Petroliana and Matchbox items.

Sex: Male
Location: Oklahoma

Post: #11
RE: Noob trying to feel my way around...
....That is a LOT of information! I will spend the near future trying to check it out, including my next VA appointment!!! Thanks, all!

Chuckster
07-30-2012 12:26 PM
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Itsadryheat Offline

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Machine: S9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro ffm
Humidifier: H1
CPAP Pressure: 6-10.5
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #12
RE: Noob trying to feel my way around...
Hi Chuckster,

Be persistent when you go to the VA armed with info. If the person you talk to does not seem to know as much as you do, ask for the name of the respiratory therapist that does the cpap education class (am assuming you have those there) and give them a call for help.

My experience is that there are a handful of RTs at the VA that really know the cpap equipment. Hope you get one of those.

Good luck
07-30-2012 06:29 PM
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Chuckster Offline

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Posts: 4
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: Respironics REMstar M Series AUTO CPAP with A-Flex, SmartCard and Humi
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Integral
CPAP Pressure: 16
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Long-time audiophile, collector of old Hot Wheels, Petroliana and Matchbox items.

Sex: Male
Location: Oklahoma

Post: #13
RE: Noob trying to feel my way around...
(07-30-2012 06:29 PM)Itsadryheat Wrote:  Hi Chuckster,

Be persistent when you go to the VA armed with info. If the person you talk to does not seem to know as much as you do, ask for the name of the respiratory therapist that does the cpap education class (am assuming you have those there) and give them a call for help.

My experience is that there are a handful of RTs at the VA that really know the cpap equipment. Hope you get one of those.

Good luck

OH yeah...I've been dealing with these jokers for 22 years now; they're #1 on my speed-dial! In fact, the Director's Office knows my wife by number and voice...they don't like 'talking' with her!

I get new masks, but they buy in such bulk that they won't special order anything, unless an M.D. in the modules specifies that they'd need a certain thing for a certain reason. (I found all this out yesterday as I went upstairs to talk to one of the techs I know there...)

Love your username btw...it's what a lot of folks say about the heat here in Okla...even when the humidity is 49pct and higher!

Thanks!!!

Chuckster
08-01-2012 11:11 AM
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Itsadryheat Offline

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Machine: S9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro ffm
Humidifier: H1
CPAP Pressure: 6-10.5
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Undisclosed
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Post: #14
RE: Noob trying to feel my way around...
Oh, your heat isn't dry. Have family in the midwest, your weather has been worse then ours here in Phoenix. I have to wring out my clothes when I come back home!

Glad that you and your wife are on first name basis with the director Smile

I know it makes a difference in your care.

I can't find it right now,but somewhere on this site there is a page that lists the pressure ratings on mnay of the masks. Will direct you there when i find it again.
08-01-2012 08:31 PM
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Itsadryheat Offline

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Posts: 55
Joined: May 2012

Machine: S9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro ffm
Humidifier: H1
CPAP Pressure: 6-10.5
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location:

Post: #15
RE: Noob trying to feel my way around...
Found it! Compliments of mjbearit...Sorry, couldnt copy link, user error


This comes up a lot here so I went through all the User Manuals that ResMed has online (except the Hospital Masks) And copied down the rating that they have listed for Therapy pressure for those specific masks. I'm honestly not sure where to post this or even what format this should be in so if this takes a couple of attempts, please bear with me.
Okay, I could not get it to keep decent formatting so it kinda looks like well....you know.....but I guess the info is there anyway!


Resmed

Model ****Therapy Pressure

****Full Face Masks Vented
Quattro FX ****4-30 cm H2O
Quattro FX for Her ****4-30 cm H2O
Mirage Liberty ****4-20 cm H2O
Mirage Quattro ****4-40 cm H2O
Ultra Mirage ****4-20 cm H2O

****Nasal Pillows
Swift FX ****4-20 cm H2O
Swift FX for Her ****4-20 cm H2O
Swift FX Bella ****4-20 cm H2O
Swift FX Bella Loops ****Not Listed
Swift LT for Her ****4-20 cm H2O
Swift LT ****4-20 cm H2O
Mirage Swift II ****4-20 cm H2O

****Nasal Masks Vented
Mirage FX ****4-20 cm H2O
Mirage FX for Her ****4-20 cm H2O
Mirage SoftGel ****4-20 cm H2O
Mirage Activa LT ****4-20 cm H2O
Mirage Activa ****4-20 cm H2O
Mirage Kidsta ****4-20 cm H2O
Mirage Micro for Kids ****4-20 cm H2O
Mirage Micro ****4-20 cm H2O
Mirage Vista ****4-20 cm H2O
Ultra Mirage II ****4-20 cm H2O

****Pediatric Masks
Pixi ****3-20 cm H2O

****Masks Non-Vented
Quattro FX NV ****4-30 cm H2O
Ultra Mirage NV Full Face ****0-40 cm H2O
Ultra Mirage NV Nasal **** Not Listed
08-01-2012 09:06 PM
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