Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Does a new cpap require reinstall?
#1
Question 
Does a new cpap require reinstall?
I got a new cpap machine from my health provider and need to set up OSCAR for it. I tried searching everything including wiki for how to do this, and couldn't find anything on it. So it begs questions:
1. Can OSCAR handle two different machines (in case I have to use the old one)?
2. Do I have to uninstall the software and reinstall it for the new machine?
3. If I don't have to uninstall (and OSCAR can't handle 2 machines), how do I convert to the new machine?

All the instructions seem to be geared only to new users and initial installers. Am I missing something?
sm
sm
There is no one more concerned about your health than you.
 Banana
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
RE: Does a new cpap require reinstall?
If the 2 machine are the same make and model, you can use the same profile. If they are not, then it is best to set up a new profile.

Since CPAPs personalize an SD card to one CPAP's serial number, prior to use, your options are:
> use a different card
> delete all data on the old card
> format the old card

- Red
Crimson Nape
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com
___________________________________
Useful Links -or- When All Else Fails:
The Guide to Understanding OSCAR
OSCAR Chart Organization
Attaching Images and Files on Apnea Board
Apnea Helpful Tips

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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: Does a new cpap require reinstall?
I presume you mean a new profile in OSCAR. I added a profile in OSCAR, but I don't see how to set up the new cpap. It doesn't appear that HELP covers this. Can you give me a tip?
(the machine is a new brand)
sm
sm
There is no one more concerned about your health than you.
 Banana
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: Does a new cpap require reinstall?
Not sure what you mean by "set up" new machine.

Be sure you have a new SD card in your new machine while sleeping.  It's best to use a different SD card as each machine assigns a serial number.  

When ready, open the new profile in OSCAR, then insert the new SD card and import data.  Oscar will recognize the new machine.

Also, if you need a Clinicians manual, order it here:

https://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-p...tup-manual
OpalRose
Apnea Board Administrator
www.apneaboard.com

_______________________
OSCAR Chart Organization
How to Attach Images and Files.
OSCAR - The Guide
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing therapy
OSCAR supported machines
Mask Primer



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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
RE: Does a new cpap require reinstall?
At the main menu in OSCAR, in the upper left, is a tab labeled "Profile".  That is where you need to create a new profile.

- Red
Crimson Nape
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com
___________________________________
Useful Links -or- When All Else Fails:
The Guide to Understanding OSCAR
OSCAR Chart Organization
Attaching Images and Files on Apnea Board
Apnea Helpful Tips

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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
RE: Does a new cpap require reinstall?
Thanks, this was helpful, as I was unaware it was this easy.

Unfortunately, I have one of those machines that doesn't give any detailed data for daily charts (see attached). I guess this is what I can expect from the ResMed AirSense 11?
sm


Attached Files Thumbnail(s)
   
sm
There is no one more concerned about your health than you.
 Banana
Post Reply Post Reply
#7
RE: Does a new cpap require reinstall?
I got my question answered. I guess I should have attached a pic to give a context of what I was talking about (see attached). The model etc was blank. I didn't know to just input the data and it would automatically fill in the blanks.
sm


Attached Files Thumbnail(s)
   
sm
There is no one more concerned about your health than you.
 Banana
Post Reply Post Reply
#8
RE: Does a new cpap require reinstall?
Your profile is showing a DeVilbiss. Please update your profile here.
- Red
Crimson Nape
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com
___________________________________
Useful Links -or- When All Else Fails:
The Guide to Understanding OSCAR
OSCAR Chart Organization
Attaching Images and Files on Apnea Board
Apnea Helpful Tips

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.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  New machine, want to uninstall Sleepyhead/reinstall it. JVinNE 8 4,329 06-12-2015, 07:39 PM
Last Post: JVinNE


New Posts   Today's Posts


About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.