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Post: #1
Resmed s9 help
Hello,
I found the instructions on how to get in to the clinician set up, but now need a decoder to figure out what everything means.

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epr, do i want it on or off?
05-27-2013 08:48 PM
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RE: Resmed s9 help
Hi "G&quot,
How do you have EPR set now? Some like it and others don't. It's a comfort feature and some people use it when they are first begining CPAP treatment. I use it but I'm not sure where it's set on my machine & I do ok with it.
Hang in there for more suggestions & WELCOME.!

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(This post was last modified: 05-27-2013 09:06 PM by trish6hundred.)
05-27-2013 09:04 PM
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Post: #3
RE: Resmed s9 help
(05-27-2013 08:48 PM)"G Wrote:  Hello,
I found the instructions on how to get in to the clinician set up, but now need a decoder to figure out what everything means.

Like:

epr, do i want it on or off?

EPR lowers the pressure when you exhale. Your pressure is so low you probably don't need it, but I would just leave it where it is until you've collected enough data on yourself to establish a baseline.

Do you have your leak rate under control? What's your AHI?

Those are the important questions.

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05-27-2013 09:53 PM
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RE: Resmed s9 help
EPR in your case is probably not necessary.

The EPR numbers (1 - 3) correspond to how far it will drop on exhale. But the machine will not go lower than 4. So if the machine is pushing 5 and you have it set to EPR 3, it will only drop to 4 on exhale since it cannot drop to 2.

Like Sleepster said, leave it on for a while until you collect enough data and experience.

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05-27-2013 10:34 PM
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