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Daily cleaning

 

For N20 users
Note: Do not wash or wet the HumidX / HumidX Plus. When not in use, store in a clean and dry place.

 

  1. Clean and check the N20 connector by hand daily. Never wash it using a dishwasher or washing machine.
  2. Remove the HumidX before proceeding with cleaning.
  3. Wash the connector in warm water (~30°C or 86°F) and mild liquid detergent.
  4. Clean the connector using a soft bristle brush, with particular attention paid to the vent holes on the inside.
  5. Rinse well under running water, and then shake to remove excess water.
  6. Air dry out of direct sunlight, and check for dirt or dust before use.

For F20 users

 

  1. Clean and check the F20 connector by hand daily. Never wash it using a dishwasher or washing machine.
  2. Wash the connector in warm water (~30°C or 86°F) and mild liquid detergent.
  3. Clean the connector using a soft bristle brush, with particular attention paid to the vent holes on the outside.
  4. Rinse well under running water, and then shake to remove excess water.
  5. Air dry out of direct sunlight, and check for dirt or dust before use.

For P10 for AirMini users

 

  1. Take the mask apart into its main component parts, namely the nasal pillows, frame and mask tube.
  2. Remove the HumidX before proceeding with cleaning.
  3. Gently rub each part in warm water (~30°C or 86°F) and mild liquid detergent until clean, with attention paid to the pillows and its small openings.
  4. Rinse well under running water and allow to air dry out of direct sunlight.

Weekly cleaning

 

AirMini tubing

 

  1. Clean and check the AirMini tubing by hand weekly. Never wash it in a dishwasher or washing machine.
  2. Separate tubing from ActiveAir vent connector.
  3. Soak and wash the tubing in warm water (~30°C or 86°F) and mild liquid detergent.
  4. Rinse well inside and out under running water.
  5. Hang the tubing so that each end can drain, and leave it to air dry out of direct sunlight.
  6. Clean the AirMini by wiping down each side of its exterior carefully with a dry cloth.

Disassembly

 

For N20 users

 

  1. Disconnect the connector from the mask by pressing on its side buttons and pulling away.
  2. Disconnect the vent module from the AirMini tubing by twisting them away from each other.
  3. Disconnect the vent module from the mask tube by twisting them away from each other.
  4. If HumidX or HumidX Plus was used, remove it from the vent module.

 

For F20 users

  1. Disconnect the connector from the mask by pressing on its side buttons and pulling away.
  2. Disconnect the F20 connector from the AirMini tubing by twisting them away from each other. 

 

For P10 users

  1. Disconnect the vent module from the AirMini tubing by twisting them away from each other.
  2. Disconnect the vent module from the mask tube by twisting them away from each other.
  3. If HumidX or HumidX Plus was used, remove it from the vent module.

 

AirMini

  1. Disconnect the AirMini tubing by pressing on the side of the grey cuff and pulling away.
  2. Unplug the power supply unit from the power outlet and the machine.

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FAQ

  • Why does the AirMini tube have different connectors?

    The AirMini tube has unique proprietary connectors to connect to the AirMini machine and compatible masks, including ResMed 20 Series masks, and AirFit P10 for AirMini mask. This proprietary air tubing enables the use of new technologies for CPAP therapy, including the ActiveAir vent, HumidX waterless humidification and the miniaturised AirMini machine, while maintaining ResMed’s high standards for effective therapy. The AirMini tube enables an easy transition from AirSense, or other CPAP systems, to AirMini systems via the small and simple mask connectors compatible with ResMed latest masks.

  • How does the ActiveAir technology work?

    Typically, masks feature a vent, comprised of one or more fixed orifices, to eliminate expiratory gases before the next inspiration. This minimizes CO2 rebreathing and allows a critically sufficient vent flow at the minimum PAP pressure, with higher flows resulting at higher pressures. Vent flows higher than this critical flow provide no additional benefit. The ActiveAir includes a pressure activated silicone membrane valve that responds to the CPAP pressure. As pressure increases in the mask, the ActiveAir reduces vent flow to a level that maintains CO2 washout from the system while reducing the overall flow output required at higher pressures of the AirMini device.

  • Why did you move the location of the vent?

    Moving the location of the vent allowed us to ensure that the HumidX can be placed between the patient/mask and the vent. This is the only way the passive humidifier (HumidX) can properly function, as heat and moisture can be captured from the patient’s exhaled breath before they are expelled from the vent.

  • How does the HumidX work?

    The optional HumidX technology is integrated in the AirMini tubing and allows exhaled air to pass through the HumidX before reaching the mask vent. This configuration captures the heat and moisture from the air and returns it to the patient upon inhalation. The operation of the HumidX mimics the natural humidification processes of the nose to boost moisture levels when using CPAP therapy. The ability to capture the patient’s exhaled moisture before exiting the mask vent is designed to provide an increased usability and breathing comfort.

  • How often does the HumidX need to be replaced?

    The HumidX must be replaced 30 days after the packaging is opened. If the HumidX was not used every day during the 30-day period, it must still be replaced. The HumidX design life is based on the date of opening the packaging not the number of days used during therapy.

  • What if the HumidX is used beyond 30 days?

    ResMed does not recommend using the HumidX beyond 30 days. Although, the HumidX has been tested beyond its design life, ResMed supports the safe use of 30 days. If the HumidX is used beyond 30 days this can cause deterioration in cleanliness, humidification performance and breathing comfort which can affect safe and efficacious use of AirMini. The HumidX and other components of the AirMini system are to be regularly maintained as per the user instructions.

  • What therapy mode does the AirMini have built into the system?

    AirMini has all the same therapy modes AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her including: CPAP AutoSet (with the option of Response) AutoSet For Her Unlike AirSense 10 AutoSet, every AirMini device has all three of these therapy modes included.

  • Why is there no user interface?

    AirMini is designed to support both simplicity and a richer experience depending on your patient's preference. To support this, we designed AirMini with a simple one-button interaction for simplicity and an accompanying app that can be used to unlock a richer, more engaging therapy experience.

  • Why are there only some masks compatible with AirMini?

    The AirMini system uses ActiveAir and HumidX technologies to enable the AirMini to be the world’s smallest CPAP device, while maintaining ResMed’s high standards for effective therapy. This required a new range of masks to be designed to work specifically with AirMini and these innovative new technologies.

  • How do I pair AirMini with a smart device?

    Before connecting the AirMini machine to a smart device, ensure that the latest version of the AirMini app is installed on the smart device. If not, download the AirMini app from the app Store™ or Google Play™. Ensure that the AirMini machine is set up correctly and plugged into a power source. Refer to the machine user guide for additional information on setup. On the smart device, enable Bluetooth®. Refer to the smart device user guide for instructions on enabling Bluetooth®. The first time you open the AirMini app, you will be asked to consent to the use of cookies and to accept ResMed's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Check the box on the Welcome screen and then tap Continue. On the AirMini machine, press the Bluetooth® button when prompted by the AirMini app. When the light on the AirMini machine starts to flash blue, Bluetooth® is enabled on the machine and ready to connect. On the smart device, tap Connect. When the AirMini machine is discovered, the machines name, ResMedXXXXXX, will appear in the accessory selection list. Select the machine name from the list to connect. The first time you pair the AirMini machine with the smart device, you will need to perform the authentication procedure. When prompted by the AirMini app, begin the authentication process by tapping Scan code. You will be prompted by the AirMini app to allow the use of the smart device’s camera and to position the machine’s QR code within the camera's viewing frame. Note: The QR code is located on the back of the AirMini machine. Alternatively, you can authenticate by entering the four-digit key located on the back of the machine. Tap Continue. When successfully connected, the Bluetooth® connection icon is displayed in the top right corner of the AirMini app. Notes: As long as the AirMini is plugged into a power source, it is turned on and in standby mode. If the AirMini is plugged into a power source, leaving Bluetooth® enabled on the smart device ensures that each time the smart device comes within the vicinity of the AirMini, connection will occur automatically. You should only pair a smart device with one machine at a time.

Inspection and replenishment

 

For F20 users

 

  1. Check the F20 connector daily for signs of damage or blockages caused by dirt and dust.
  2. The connector should be replaced at least every six months or if there are signs of damage.

 

For N20 users

 

  1. Check the N20 connector daily for signs of damage or blockages caused by dirt and dust.
  2. The connector should be replaced at least every six months or if there are signs of damage.

 

AirMini tubing

 

  1. Check the AirMini tubing daily for any holes, tears or cracks
  2. The tubing should be replaced at least every six months or if there are signs of damage.

 

AirMini air filter

 

  1. Check the AirMini air filter for any holes, tears, cracks, or blockages caused by dirt or dust.
  2. The air filter should be replaced at least every six months or if there are signs of damage. It cannot be washed.
  3. To change the air filter, slide the air filter cover off and replace the old air filter with a new one.
  4. Attach the air filter cover on again, and ensure it is fitted at all times to prevent water and dust from entering the machine.

 

HumidX and HumidX Plus

 

  1. Check your HumidX or HumidX Plus daily for signs of damage or blockages caused by dirt and dust. They cannot be washed.
  2. HumidX and HumidX Plus must be replaced within 30 days after opening the packaging or if there are signs of damage.

Humidification

 

  1. To insert the optional HumidX / HumidX Plus, for N20 or AirFit P10 for AirMini users, open the connector by gently twisting.
  2. Grip the HumidX / HumidX Plus at the edges, with blue / grey side facing down towards the tube, and place it inside.
  3. Close the connector by twisting its ends back together until they lock into place.
  4. HumidX and HumidX Plus must be discarded and replaced within 30 days after opening the HumidX / HumidX Plus packaging.

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AirMini mount system

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Learn more

AirMini travel bag

Take your sleep therapy everywhere you go with the AirMini travel bag. Small and compact, it’ll fit the whole solution to keep everything together – so it’s always ready when you are.

Learn more

FAQ

  • Why does the AirMini tube have different connectors?

    The AirMini tube has unique proprietary connectors to connect to the AirMini machine and compatible masks, including ResMed 20 Series masks, and AirFit P10 for AirMini mask. This proprietary air tubing enables the use of new technologies for CPAP therapy, including the ActiveAir vent, HumidX waterless humidification and the miniaturised AirMini machine, while maintaining ResMed’s high standards for effective therapy. The AirMini tube enables an easy transition from AirSense, or other CPAP systems, to AirMini systems via the small and simple mask connectors compatible with ResMed latest masks.

  • How does the ActiveAir technology work?

    Typically, masks feature a vent, comprised of one or more fixed orifices, to eliminate expiratory gases before the next inspiration. This minimizes CO2 rebreathing and allows a critically sufficient vent flow at the minimum PAP pressure, with higher flows resulting at higher pressures. Vent flows higher than this critical flow provide no additional benefit. The ActiveAir includes a pressure activated silicone membrane valve that responds to the CPAP pressure. As pressure increases in the mask, the ActiveAir reduces vent flow to a level that maintains CO2 washout from the system while reducing the overall flow output required at higher pressures of the AirMini device.

  • Why did you move the location of the vent?

    Moving the location of the vent allowed us to ensure that the HumidX can be placed between the patient/mask and the vent. This is the only way the passive humidifier (HumidX) can properly function, as heat and moisture can be captured from the patient’s exhaled breath before they are expelled from the vent.

  • How does the HumidX work?

    The optional HumidX technology is integrated in the AirMini tubing and allows exhaled air to pass through the HumidX before reaching the mask vent. This configuration captures the heat and moisture from the air and returns it to the patient upon inhalation. The operation of the HumidX mimics the natural humidification processes of the nose to boost moisture levels when using CPAP therapy. The ability to capture the patient’s exhaled moisture before exiting the mask vent is designed to provide an increased usability and breathing comfort.

  • How often does the HumidX need to be replaced?

    The HumidX must be replaced 30 days after the packaging is opened. If the HumidX was not used every day during the 30-day period, it must still be replaced. The HumidX design life is based on the date of opening the packaging not the number of days used during therapy.

  • What if the HumidX is used beyond 30 days?

    ResMed does not recommend using the HumidX beyond 30 days. Although, the HumidX has been tested beyond its design life, ResMed supports the safe use of 30 days. If the HumidX is used beyond 30 days this can cause deterioration in cleanliness, humidification performance and breathing comfort which can affect safe and efficacious use of AirMini. The HumidX and other components of the AirMini system are to be regularly maintained as per the user instructions.

  • What therapy mode does the AirMini have built into the system?

    AirMini has all the same therapy modes AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her including: CPAP AutoSet (with the option of Response) AutoSet For Her Unlike AirSense 10 AutoSet, every AirMini device has all three of these therapy modes included.

  • Why is there no user interface?

    AirMini is designed to support both simplicity and a richer experience depending on your patient's preference. To support this, we designed AirMini with a simple one-button interaction for simplicity and an accompanying app that can be used to unlock a richer, more engaging therapy experience.

  • Why are there only some masks compatible with AirMini?

    The AirMini system uses ActiveAir and HumidX technologies to enable the AirMini to be the world’s smallest CPAP device, while maintaining ResMed’s high standards for effective therapy. This required a new range of masks to be designed to work specifically with AirMini and these innovative new technologies.

  • How do I pair AirMini with a smart device?

    Before connecting the AirMini machine to a smart device, ensure that the latest version of the AirMini app is installed on the smart device. If not, download the AirMini app from the app Store™ or Google Play™. Ensure that the AirMini machine is set up correctly and plugged into a power source. Refer to the machine user guide for additional information on setup. On the smart device, enable Bluetooth®. Refer to the smart device user guide for instructions on enabling Bluetooth®. The first time you open the AirMini app, you will be asked to consent to the use of cookies and to accept ResMed's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Check the box on the Welcome screen and then tap Continue. On the AirMini machine, press the Bluetooth® button when prompted by the AirMini app. When the light on the AirMini machine starts to flash blue, Bluetooth® is enabled on the machine and ready to connect. On the smart device, tap Connect. When the AirMini machine is discovered, the machines name, ResMedXXXXXX, will appear in the accessory selection list. Select the machine name from the list to connect. The first time you pair the AirMini machine with the smart device, you will need to perform the authentication procedure. When prompted by the AirMini app, begin the authentication process by tapping Scan code. You will be prompted by the AirMini app to allow the use of the smart device’s camera and to position the machine’s QR code within the camera's viewing frame. Note: The QR code is located on the back of the AirMini machine. Alternatively, you can authenticate by entering the four-digit key located on the back of the machine. Tap Continue. When successfully connected, the Bluetooth® connection icon is displayed in the top right corner of the AirMini app. Notes: As long as the AirMini is plugged into a power source, it is turned on and in standby mode. If the AirMini is plugged into a power source, leaving Bluetooth® enabled on the smart device ensures that each time the smart device comes within the vicinity of the AirMini, connection will occur automatically. You should only pair a smart device with one machine at a time.

References

  1. Netzel et al. APAP device technology and correlation with patient compliance. Somnologie - Schlafforschung und Schlafmedizin 2014; DOI: 10.1007/s11818-014-0662-0
  2. Isetta et al. Comparative assessment of several automatic CPAP devices responses: a bench test study. ERJ Open Res 2015;1:00031-2015
  3. Zhu et al. All APAPs are not equivalent for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing: a bench evaluation of eleven commercially available devices. J Clin Sleep Med 2015 11(7):725-34
  4. Isetta et al. Novel Approach to Simulate Sleep Apnea Patients for Evaluation Positive Pressure Therapy Devices. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151530.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151530

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