Q.What is expiratory pressure relief (EPR™)?
A. EPR™ gently lowers the pressure delivered to you as you exhale – making it easier to breathe out against the air pressure. When EPR is enabled, the delivered pressure will not drop below 4 cm H2O.
Q. What do the icons on my ResMed Air Solutions device screen mean?
A. A full list of icons and their descriptions can be found in your user guide.
Q. What is the Ramp feature and how does it work?
A. The Ramp feature on your sleep apnea machine is designed to help you ease into therapy each night It works by starting at a lower pressure than prescribed and slowly ramps up to your full therapy pressure over a maximum of 45 minutes. Ramp time can be set between 5 and 45 minutes, or can be switched off. Note: In an auto-adjusting device like the AirSense™ 10 AutoSet™, end-of-ramp time is when the auto-adjusting algorithm starts monitoring and responding to your individual breathing patterns.
Q. What is AutoRamp™ with sleep onset detection?
A. AutoRamp is a ramp feature that doesn’t require you to set a ramp time period. Instead, it begins by delivering a low start pressure to help you fall asleep with ease. Then, once it detects that you’ve fallen asleep, it comfortably starts ramping up to your prescribed pressure.
Q. How do I set up oxygen with an AirSense™ 10 or AirCurve™ 10 device?
A. If you require oxygen, you will need to use an oxygen port. ResMed recommends using the Oxygen Connector Port, but an Oxygen Side Port Connector may also be used. Note: An Oxygen Diverter Valve can be set up to reduce oxygen build-up in the machine if oxygen continues to flow when the therapy machine is on standby, or off. If you're using the Standard or SlimLine™ air tubing, we recommend that you place the oxygen port between the machine and the air tubing. If you're using the ClimateLineAir™ heated tubing, then the port will need to be fitted between the tubing and the mask.
Q. How do I clean my machine?
A. The material used for the filter is not intended to be cleaned but the filter can be replaced.