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S9 Data Interpretation
#1
I just got my Resmed S9 last week. Prior to that I was using a Resmed S8 Series II. My S9 has a data card in it but my S8 did not. I downloaded the file for the Resscan software but I'm a little hesitant with installing the program. I'm not a medical clinician or doctor so I'm not sure if I would be able to understand the data correctly. I'm sure there is also a learning curve with this program and I'm not too sure I want to tackle that. This seems to be a great forum and maybe I'm being a little "gun shy" with all of this. Can someone please answer the following:
1. How easy is it to use Resscan and interpret the results?
2. If the program route is too cumbersome, where do I take this data card for interpretation? (I feel going to the right Dr, sleep specialist, clinician, etc., is important)
Tks
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(10-23-2013, 09:38 AM)dbrew4 Wrote: I just got my Resmed S9 last week. Prior to that I was using a Resmed S8 Series II. My S9 has a data card in it but my S8 did not. I downloaded the file for the Resscan software but I'm a little hesitant with installing the program. I'm not a medical clinician or doctor so I'm not sure if I would be able to understand the data correctly. I'm sure there is also a learning curve with this program and I'm not too sure I want to tackle that. This seems to be a great forum and maybe I'm being a little "gun shy" with all of this. Can someone please answer the following:
1. How easy is it to use Resscan and interpret the results?
2. If the program route is too cumbersome, where do I take this data card for interpretation? (I feel going to the right Dr, sleep specialist, clinician, etc., is important)
Tks

In my honest opinion, ResScan is very easy to see what is going on. The most you would have to learn is what minute ventilation, leaks, etc. means. There is also Sleepy Head. I like both of them for different reasons and I like to compare the data in both to make sure that what I am seeing is accurate.

Both programs will give you statistical data which is easy to understand.

You can take the data card to a DME for them to print the report. Where did you purchase your machine? They should be able to help you if you purchased it from a DME (Durable Medical Equipment company).
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#3
1. Using th Resscan software and or Sleepyhead software is easy. Understanding all the data provided will take time. Help is available here. If you focus on one or two data plots at a time you can gain a lot of valuable information. In a years time you will understand your treatment better than 70% of those who call themselves sleep doctors. Most of the DMEs and sleep doctors only read the compliance data, how many days did you use the machine more than 4 hours, what is your average AHI.
That would be like an auto mechanic asking, how many days were you able to drive your car, how many miles have you driven since you were here? AHA, I know what your car needs.
There is a lot more involved with your health. I want to know what's going on, I think you and all of us should too.

2. Finding a Sleep doctor may not be easy, finding a good sleep doctor?
If you tell us where you live, someone here may know of one in your area. For example Doc Wills on this forum is a sleep doc in Switzerland.
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#4
Thanks for the quick reply. I agree with you about finding the "right" professional....a tough thing to do now a days. My location is New Jersey, USA...zip 08005. One more thing....which of the two software do you recommend? Tks again.
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#5
I use both, but I am more accustomed to Sleepyhead.
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#6
I totally agree with the above two posts. They are spot on with their advise!

For me learning is vital because no one is as concerned about your therapy and how it is going than you! Don't expect to learn everything overnight, it takes time, and there is no hurry. Just start out with baby steps. First get the software downloaded on your machine. I have Sleepyhead and Rescan. I find Sleepyhead more detailed an easier to read. After about a year you will get to know what everything means my just looking at it.

Ask lots of questions of people on the forum......they are very willing to help!

LOVEDOG
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#7
Thanks everyone for your advice and quick responses. I'll be searching the forum and adding more threads as I become accustomed to the Sleepyhead software.
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#8
I much much much more prefer the Sleepyhead as I fully understand what I am seeing. The ResScan data is too dang small, too "not the patient" geared. For me, when I first looked at my own data and had no freakin' clue what I was looking at, I found SleepyHead to be more useful. I download data into both but only look at SH.
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#9
Hi dbrew4,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's GREAT to hear that you want to take an interest in your CPAP therapy.
Best of luck to you.
trish6hundred
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#10
Ok...loaded the SH program and the data from my card. I only have 8 days worth because I just stared using my S9. I guess I should start with one or two items in the program. Well here goes with the questions (with plenty more to follow). I'm viewing the stats page for
AHI (?) Most Recent 0.40....Last 7 Days 1.09
Average Leaks...Most Recent 2.82...Last 7 Days 4.52
95% Leaks (?) Most Recent 15.60...Last 7 Days 15.60
The Pressure and Hours per Night is self explanatory
Tks
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