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Post: #1
clearing bipap machine
Is it legal to clear your bipap machine to start over???
09-24-2014 11:21 AM
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Post: #2
RE: clearing bipap machine
Why do you want to "clear" your machine. What do you mean by clear it?
Was it provide through inurance? Are you stil in the compience period?

It is not a legal question. It might be a contractual or treatment quality issue.

What machine do you have?

Your mother might find starting over a bit awkward, You may no longer fit in her womb.
09-24-2014 12:18 PM
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rmanifold Offline

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RE: clearing bipap machine
I have a divilbiss bilevel s machine. It is stuck on 31.5 and I don't believe it's reading correctly. Every thing else moves and gives different readings but episodes per hour stay the exact same. This number needs to go down to 20 episodes per hour
09-24-2014 12:34 PM
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RE: clearing bipap machine
(09-24-2014 12:34 PM)rmanifold Wrote:  I have a divilbiss bilevel s machine. It is stuck on 31.5 and I don't believe it's reading correctly. Every thing else moves and gives different readings but episodes per hour stay the exact same.

I am not familiar with your machine. Perhaps you are looking at a reported Max number which is supposed to show the highest number ever measured, or perhaps a weekly average which will be updated once a week?

In other words, are you absolutely sure that the machine is not reporting the correct number?

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09-24-2014 12:53 PM
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Post: #5
RE: clearing bipap machine
Hi rmanifold,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I'm not familiar with your machine but hang in there for more suggestions.
Best of luck to you as you continue your CPAP therapy and getting your machine straightened out.

trish6hundred
09-24-2014 01:15 PM
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Post: #6
RE: clearing bipap machine
I'm not clear what you mean by "clear" the machine. Is there some sort of "reset" function in the "secret" provider menu? What is the name of the function you're trying to use to "clear" the machine?

What's the name of the value that's stuck at 31?

Be careful you don't do something to change her therapy settings.

Are you reading these numbers out of smartcode, off the display, or with some sort of software that reads the SD card?

If you haven't already done so, unplug the power for a few minutes and plug it back in. A number of machine sometimes get "stuck" and this will fix it.

It's probably not illegal to do this on your own machine. It might tick off the doctor, the DME, or the insurance company, but even that is unlikely. You may be losing some data you might want later.

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.
09-24-2014 03:21 PM
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Post: #7
RE: clearing bipap machine
For a good "reboot" of your machine you need to leave it unplugged for longer than a few minutes. When I need to "reboot" my machine I usually unplug it in the morning and then plug it back in in the evening. That is probably way more than is needed but it is just the way that I do it.

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09-25-2014 02:15 PM
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