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Bosshawg Offline

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Machine: Resmed auto 25
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed
Humidifier: None
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CPAP Software: Not using software

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Programming VPAP auto 25 ResMed
I have a ResMed auto set spirit....I have been using for several years. Can I copy settings and program a VPAP auto 25. I had this given to me and do not want to do a sleep study.

Gary
04-28-2013 06:23 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Wisp
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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RE: Programming VPAP auto 25 ResMed
Hi Bosshawg,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there and someone will be along shortly to help.
Best of luck.

trish6hundred
04-28-2013 06:54 PM
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vsheline Offline

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Machine: S9 VPAP Adapt (USA Model# 36007, not better 36037)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Gecko nose pad, or Quattro FX & liner
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 4-10, Max IPAP 25
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Location: California, USA

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RE: Programming VPAP auto 25 ResMed
(04-28-2013 06:23 PM)Bosshawg Wrote:  I have a ResMed auto set spirit....I have been using for several years. Can I copy settings and program a VPAP auto 25. I had this given to me and do not want to do a sleep study.

Gary


Hi Gary, welcom to the forum!

You can obtain/request the clinician manuals for both machines from elsewhere on Apnea Board. (Make sure you ask for manual for the correct models, S9 or earlier models.)

Yes, you should be able to use the same settings, except the VPAP auto 25 is a bi-level machine, so it uses Pressure Support (PS) instead of Exhalation Pressure Relief (EPR). EPR reduces the exhale pressure by 1, 2 or 3. PS can be adjusted to increase the inhale pressure by as much as 10.

If you were using an EPR of 3 (for example) you can start with setting Pressure Support to 3.

If you were using an AutoSet pressure range of 8-20 (for example), you can use same range on the VPAP 25.

Or, if you prefer, the lower end of the range (8, in the example) can be lowered by however much EPR you were using on the ResMed Autoset, if any, so that if your Autoset EPR had been 3, you could use a lowered range of 5-20, for the above example. Technically, your AutoSet exhale pressure was actually getting lowered by however much ResMed EPR you were using, so that is why you might get away with setting the bottom pressure on the VPAP 25 to the same pressure used by the AutoSet except lowered by whatever was the amount of EPR you had been using on the AutoSet. However, when I was using a VPAP Auto, I prefered to have the lower end of the pressure range high enough to eliminate nearly all my obstructive apneas, leaving the top end of the range high enough to handle the rest.

The VPAP Auto 25 is a really nice machine and sleep quality can often be improved by adjusting the Pressure Support to its most comfortable level. I have read that most bi-level patients prefer the PS to be somewhere between 2 to 7, and something called Respiration Effort Related Arousals (RERAs) can be reduced by using Pressure Support. But keep an eye on your AHI, to see whether larger PS helps or hurts AHI, since (for a small percentage of folks) using EPR or Pressure Support can cause central apneas. I think the machines's display can be used to obtain the AHI, if for some reason you are not able to use ResScan.

Take care,
--- Vaughn

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(This post was last modified: 04-28-2013 08:40 PM by vsheline.)
04-28-2013 08:01 PM
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SuperSleeper Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
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CPAP Pressure: 12.6 - 18 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: ResScan

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RE: Programming VPAP auto 25 ResMed
Here's the link to our Clinician Setup Manuals Page:

http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

Scroll down to Section Three - that's tells you how to request the manual via email.

Coffee

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04-28-2013 08:20 PM
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