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Questions about giving am old machine to a family member
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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #11
RE: Questions about giving am old machine to a family member
Its not illegal for anyone to GIVE anyone a cpap machine. Its not illegal to buy one without a prescription. It is illegal to sell one without prescription However it is done all the time even by some online suppliers.

. Its not illegal to use one without a doctors prescription. Its not illegal to change pressures etc. Its not illegal to show someone how one works, ie turn it on set its pressures, its options etc. DMEs and Docs would love for it to be but it isnt.

Now with that out of the way.

She really should have at least an in home sleep study just to rule out central apnea. Short of that if someone watches her sleep a few nights all night they can tell if shes struggling to breath or if she just stops with no effort to breathe. Visual comformation of what the chest straps on a home study do.

If its an auto and she has obstructive OA and no other health problems. set the min at a pressure where she doesnt feel smothered and the auto will do the rest. Best to have Sleepy head or software and track her results tweak her pressures etc but lacking that the auto can help quite bit without out though not as much as with it software to track.

Untreated apena is worse than less than ideally treated apnea. If you want the best therapy once youve ruled out Central or complex apena or some health problem that prevents using Cpap youll wind up doing it yourself anyway.
(This post was last modified: 02-12-2015 12:29 AM by Ghost1958.)
02-12-2015 12:27 AM
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HotKludge Offline

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Machine: unsure
Mask Type: Not using mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
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CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #12
RE: Questions about giving am old machine to a family member
THANK YOU for all the amazing replies. This is EXACTLY the kind of info I was looking for. It will help us make an informed decision. I will be sure to post here with an update to the results of her in-house sleep study, which is what I imagine she will do.

For those who were wondering, the machine is an Autoset.

Thanks again!
02-12-2015 12:53 AM
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OMyMyOHellYes Online

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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #13
RE: Questions about giving am old machine to a family member
Ok - thanks.
(This post was last modified: 02-12-2015 04:42 PM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
02-12-2015 04:41 PM
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Sleeprider Online
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Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #14
RE: Questions about giving am old machine to a family member
(02-12-2015 12:53 AM)HotKludge Wrote:  THANK YOU for all the amazing replies. This is EXACTLY the kind of info I was looking for. It will help us make an informed decision. I will be sure to post here with an update to the results of her in-house sleep study, which is what I imagine she will do.

For those who were wondering, the machine is an Autoset.

Thanks again!

As I said before, having an autoset is a game changer for this. Having a comfortable, proper fitting mask becomes the biggest issue. You can set her up at 6.0 minimum and let the machine titrate to her needs. The data would tell us everything we need to know within a day or two.

So if you're going to DIY, the next challenge is to get Sleepyhead software into your hands, and teach you how to use it and post the graphs.

http://sleepfiles.com/SH/index.html?TestingVersions Download and extract into a folder on your hard drive using 7Zip program.

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02-12-2015 05:14 PM
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