Post Reply 
Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
Author Message
dubli Offline

Members

Posts: 13
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: CPAP
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed S9
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location:

Post: #1
Smile Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
Hello Smile

I am a newbie to CPAP

Wondering if the 'ResMed VPAP ST' an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???


Thanks in advance

Thanks
(This post was last modified: 10-12-2014 08:49 AM by dubli.)
10-12-2014 08:46 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
justMongo Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,857
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
No. It's a BiPAP that operates at two fixed pressures (IPAP and EPAP)
The ST has a fallback timed rate to cycle it into IPAP.

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.
(This post was last modified: 10-12-2014 08:57 AM by justMongo.)
10-12-2014 08:57 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
dubli Offline

Members

Posts: 13
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: CPAP
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed S9
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location:

Post: #3
RE: Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
Thank you Mongo!

You said "The ST has a fallback timed rate to cycle it into IPAP."

...what is a fallback timed rate? and what is an IPAP?

also, do you think i should upgrade to a VPAP auto? I noticed you have one, Mongo.
Do you think VPAP auto is considerably better than VPAP ST, for yourself?

Mongo, How do you like your VPAP auto?


Thanks Smile
(This post was last modified: 10-12-2014 09:49 AM by dubli.)
10-12-2014 09:39 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Doc J Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 199
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: resMed H5i Dumped and dry daily
CPAP Pressure: 10-15
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Knowledge is King and this is the place to find it! Thanks everyone.

Sex: Male
Location: Central Nebraska

Post: #4
RE: Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
I'm sure you can check the wiki or manufactures pages to find out the difference. I think the V(variable?)PAP machines have a separate setting for Inhalation pressure and Exhalation pressure which is what he is referring to. The fallback must be if you have not started the next inhale or exhale it will time out and switch over itself?
There will be more scientific explanation somewhere, just getting the ball rolling in my folksy kinda way.

Good Luck!

Doc J (despite my nickname I am not a doctor)

Remember to donate to the board if you can, it has helped a lot of people including myself.
10-12-2014 12:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
justMongo Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,857
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #5
RE: Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
VPAP is ReMed's proprietary word for BiLevel.
@dubli: you can find definitions for some of these terms in the Wiki.
IPAP is the inhalation pressure; EPAP is the exhalation pressure; and PS (Pressure Support) is the difference between the two pressures.
The VPAP Auto can run in CPAP mode or S mode or Auto mode; but not ST mode.
The VPAP auto holds a fixed relationship of IPAP=EPAP+PS
One sets a min EPAP pressure and a max IPAP pressure; and it will auto adjust pressure within the set limits.

Which machine is best for you depends upon what type of apnea you have.
Most people have a sleep study done and get a prescription for a type of machine and pressures.
In some other countries, the patient is sort of on their own to figure things out.

The most useful machines are fully data capable. Some are what we call dumb bricks because they offer little or no data to look at.

The most popular machine that I see on this forum is the ResMed S9 Autoset.

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.
(This post was last modified: 10-12-2014 01:31 PM by justMongo.)
10-12-2014 01:30 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
dubli Offline

Members

Posts: 13
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: CPAP
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed S9
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location:

Post: #6
RE: Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
Thank you! That was really helpful Smile

Mongo - When a VPAP Auto runs on 'Auto mode' - can it do bilevel auto, or cpap auto, or a mixture of both?

Will look up the wiki pages for more info.

Thanks
Kind regards
10-12-2014 10:43 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,068
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #7
RE: Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
definitions - http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Definitions

acronyms/abbreviations - http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Acronyms

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

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.
10-12-2014 10:59 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
PaytonA Online
Wiki Editor
Monitors

Posts: 3,020
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #8
RE: Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
(10-12-2014 10:43 PM)dubli Wrote:  Thank you! That was really helpful Smile

Mongo - When a VPAP Auto runs on 'Auto mode' - can it do bilevel auto, or cpap auto, or a mixture of both?

Will look up the wiki pages for more info.

Thanks
Kind regards

Mongo and I both use the S9 VPAP Auto. It does bilevel auto but can be made to act like a one level auto. It will also do S mode which is bilevel, non-auto or it can do straight unilevel, non-auto. It is capable of just about any mode except timed backup or servo ventilator mode.

best Regards,

PaytonA
10-13-2014 11:38 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
dubli Offline

Members

Posts: 13
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: CPAP
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed S9
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location:

Post: #9
RE: Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
Thanks PaytonA Smile
10-13-2014 11:48 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
archangle Offline
Wiki Editor
Advisory Members

Posts: 3,163
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #10
Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...%28BPAP%29

A bilevel machine switches between a high pressure (IPAP) for inhale and a lower pressure (EPAP) for exhale.

In S mode, the machine is in "Spontaneous" mode. It detects when you change from inhale to exhale.

In T mode, the machine is in "Timed" mode. It decides when to go from inhale pressure to exhale pressure.

In ST mode, the machine operates in S mode unless you stop breathing and then it switches to a form of T mode. This is a way to treat central apnea.

I believe the VPAP ST machine will do all three modes. It does not do auto adjusting.

The VPAP auto does NOT do T mode or ST mode. If you need T mode or ST mode for central apnea, it won't do it. The VPAP auto is not "superior" to the ST, or vice versa. Either one does things the other one doesn't

If you have central apnea, the VPAP Adapt does ASV mode, which is sort of a super ST mode.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
10-13-2014 02:29 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  ResMed Airsense 10 Auto Set...Runaway Pressure Abnormal86 14 588 11-22-2016 11:39 PM
Last Post: sonicboom
  [CPAP] ResMed Air Sense 10 Auto Off Problem Buddie43 16 3,294 11-12-2016 02:51 PM
Last Post: sonicboom
Question [Equipment] S9 VPAP AUTO QT2U 0 162 11-05-2016 12:27 AM
Last Post: QT2U
  resmed s9 vpap s faliure marcus112 6 392 10-21-2016 08:57 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  [Pressure] Adjusting pressure on RESmart CPAP machine garyd86421 5 465 10-20-2016 10:32 AM
Last Post: garyd86421
Exclaimation CPAP Machine Choices - read this before you accept a new machine SuperSleeper 2 6,212 10-12-2016 11:37 AM
Last Post: DariaVader
  difference between Apex XT Auto and Resmed S9 Autoset Lanco 11 452 10-11-2016 03:29 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)