Post Reply 
Resmed CPAP S6 adjustment increments
Author Message
alfam Offline

New Members

Posts: 3
Joined: May 2014

Machine: ResMed CPAP S6
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage
Humidifier: Homemade
CPAP Pressure: 16
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: CPAP user since 2006

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #1
Resmed CPAP S6 adjustment increments
Hi. I recently saw the respiratory medicine registrar at the local hospital. He advised increasing my pressure to 16, until a sleep study can determine otherwise. My machine was 'supposedly' adjusted by an assistant. When I put on my mask that evening, the pressure seemed less than usual, not more. I thought I would check the adjustment myself. I have followed the steps to increase the pressure i.e. Start and 20 min buttons together, then adjust up with the 10 minute button or down with the 5 minute button. Given that the start button gives a pressure of 10, what are the increments the 10 minute button will increase the pressure by? Thanking you in anticipation. David
05-12-2014 03:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: Resmed CPAP S6 adjustment increments
(05-12-2014 03:06 AM)alfam Wrote:  Given that the start button gives a pressure of 10, what are the increments the 10 minute button will increase the pressure by? Thanking you in anticipation. David
If you,re referring to Ramp, pressure increase gradually from to 10 to 16 in 10 minutes and stay at 16 until you stop the machine
Whenever you turn on the machine, the process repeat itself
05-12-2014 03:44 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
alfam Offline

New Members

Posts: 3
Joined: May 2014

Machine: ResMed CPAP S6
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage
Humidifier: Homemade
CPAP Pressure: 16
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: CPAP user since 2006

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #3
RE: Resmed CPAP S6 adjustment increments
OK. Thanks Zonk. I'm aware that the machine ramps up from the 20, 10 & 5 minute button in normal operating mode. I normally start my machine straight on to maximum pressure, ie. no ramping. I'm really asking about the adjustment of the final pressure and what the increments are in the setting mode. I can set to a base setting of 10 by using the Start button in setting mode, then I can increase the pressure incrementally with each press of the 10 minute button. Conversely, I can decrease the pressure incrementally with each press of the 5 minute button. What I am wanting to know is what these increments are?
(This post was last modified: 05-12-2014 05:06 AM by alfam.)
05-12-2014 05:01 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #4
RE: Resmed CPAP S6 adjustment increments
Sorry missed the bit about the S6, S6 is an older model, pressure adjustment is different than newer machine, found this might helps

Instructions
1- Assemble the flow generator, except for the mask. Insert one end of the tubing into the ResMed CPAP S6 flow generator. The exception to this is if you have a blind Bubble Cushion; then you will connect everything to the port in the mask.

2- Plug the flow generator into a power outlet. Flip the main power switch located at the rear of the flow generator. If you have a ResMed CPAP S6 Lightweight unit, there will not be a main power switch; it should just turn on.

3-Turn on the flow generator, and allow the unit to warm up for fifteen minutes.

4- Pull the plug out of one of the the access ports on the tubing. Set the plug in a secure place. The tubing will be unable to operate properly without the plug.

5- Insert the Leur taper end of the sensor tube into the port. The Leur taper is a standardized system of small-scale fittings used in the medical field for making connections between instruments. The male connector of the Leur taper screws into the female connector.

6- Press the "Stop" button to stop the pressure flow after the unit has been running fifteen minutes. Flip the main power switch to the "Off" position. If you have a ResMed CPAP S6 Lightweight system you will need to completely unplug the CPAP unit.

7- Turn on the main power switch while holding down the "Start" and "20 minute" button. Continue to hold the buttons down until they illuminate. You will hear the motor turn on and the machine will build up to the current pressure setting.

8- Block the opening of the mask; be careful not to block the exhalation vent of the mask. If you are using a blind Bubble Cushion or Mirage mask then you can skip this step.

9- Check the reading on the manometer. This reading will represent the current pressure setting.

10- Press the "5 minute" button to decrease the pressure of the unit. Press the "10 minute" button to increase the units pressure. Press the "Start" button to set the unit to a default pressure of 10 cmH2O.

11- Press the stop button to exit the pressure setting mode.

12- Twist the Leur taper to disconnect the sensor tube from the port.

13- Replace the plug in the port on the tubing.


The directions should be in the clinical manual, scroll down to section three (ResMed manuals) to 'how to ask for the manual via Email'
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual
05-12-2014 05:58 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
alfam Offline

New Members

Posts: 3
Joined: May 2014

Machine: ResMed CPAP S6
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage
Humidifier: Homemade
CPAP Pressure: 16
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: CPAP user since 2006

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #5
RE: Resmed CPAP S6 adjustment increments
Thanks for the research, Zonk. Looks like one of the sites I found whilst searching. Unfortunately, it does not reveal the increments of adjustment. I've fiddled with machine and found a setting that encourages me to breath without forcing me to. I've ordered the manual. I've had the sleep study - I'm just waiting for the follow up appointment. They took me to 20+ that night, so I'll wing it until the manual arrives and let you know how I go. Thanks for all your efforts. Cheers. David Smile
(This post was last modified: 05-12-2014 07:06 AM by alfam.)
05-12-2014 06:50 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,451
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #6
RE: Resmed CPAP S6 adjustment increments
Hi alfam,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your posts and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
05-12-2014 09:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,067
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: Resmed CPAP S6 adjustment increments
Why not just press the button and see? The increments would be the same, of course. It would be 1 or less. Meaning it would go from 15 to 16 to 17, etc. Or it could go from 15 to 15.1 to 15.2, 15.3, etc.

And wow, an S6? Bless its heart.

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.
05-13-2014 02:38 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Resmed Airsense 10 CPAP data versus Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset data David P. 4 546 10-29-2016 08:42 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  [CPAP]  Adjustment jmleon 13 471 10-28-2016 09:12 PM
Last Post: chill
  [Equipment] Adjustment issues plumblossom 14 660 09-24-2016 11:59 AM
Last Post: chill
Question ASV Adjustment HELP!!! cmdBOSS 4 714 08-23-2016 11:57 PM
Last Post: cmdBOSS
  GREAT RESMED S9 CPAP VIDEO jxyzobrien 1 245 08-21-2016 06:06 AM
Last Post: cate1898
  RESMED S9 CPAP SET PRESSURE VIDEO jxyzobrien 0 329 08-21-2016 06:05 AM
Last Post: jxyzobrien
  Time for Adjustment, drop EPR or raise pressure? Rcgop 16 1,010 07-12-2016 06:35 PM
Last Post: Rcgop

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)