Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

PRS1 Auto BIPAP, Starting Prisma ST machine
#31
RE: PRS1 Auto BIPAP, Starting Prisma ST machine
Arnie, a 1-L/min oxygen bleed with the BiPAP is a very low rate due to dilution of the oxygen in the positive air pressure circuit. When using supplemental oxygen, we seek to increase the "fraction of inspired oxygen" FiO2 to a higher level than the ambient air or 20%. It is unlike using a cannula that directly delivers the oxygen to the nose because the dilution air is so great. We wrote an oxygen bleed wiki that allows you to estimate FiO2 and to understand the process better. http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php..._with_CPAP

The best way to know if you're hitting targets and maintaining SpO2 in the blood is to monitor using a pulse oximeter. These are relatively inexpensive devices that clip on a finger or are worn on the wrist and let the oxygen bleed be titrated. As far as the efficacy of the ST, we don't know anything without seeing settings and a chart.
Sleeprider
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com

____________________________________________
Download OSCAR Software
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing Therapy
Organize your OSCAR Charts
Attaching Files
Mask Primer
How To Deal With Equipment Supplier


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Help with EPAP/IPAP/PS settings on my BiPAP Auto Philips System One timkay 11 235 10-24-2020, 04:50 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Oversleeping after starting CPAP AntKo 5 283 10-23-2020, 03:00 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
  Prisma 25ST Clinical Manual matilben73 2 55 10-21-2020, 09:08 AM
Last Post: matilben73
Question [Equipment] SmartStart not starting and "Tube blocked" error fasantana 11 524 10-21-2020, 07:51 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  [Equipment] Longtime BiPAP w/ centrals needs new machine advice memeuro 38 1,074 10-15-2020, 07:59 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  CPAP VS BIPAP ISSUES Politronics 1 117 10-13-2020, 05:24 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
  What is a Dreamstation BIPAP AVAPS?? Who needs one? racprops 10 201 10-10-2020, 02:17 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.