CPAP Machine Question
April 23, 2006 10:03 PM   Subscribe

I have a CPAP machine, a REMStar Plus, and I'd like to adjust the settings on it to turn it down since I've recently lost a lot of weight. I can't get to my clinic to do this since I'm currently in Nepal. Anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?
posted by AArtaud to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I think this place has the user manual as pdf online.
posted by edgeways at 11:36 PM on April 23, 2006


Possible answer here.

REMstar Plus CPAP.

1. With the machine plugged into a wall outlet, unplug the cord from the back of the CPAP. Then, press and hold down the two user buttons below the display screen while plugging the cord back into the CPAP, and continue to hold the buttons down until the CPAP beeps. This will indicate that the CPAP is in the Therapy Setup Menu.

2. The display will first show the number of hours the machine has been used. To erase this total and begin again at zero, press and hold the ramp or humidifier button. An “X” will appear on the display. Hold the button down until the time change to “0” and the “X” disappears.

To skip this setting or continue, press the right user button.

3. The elevation setting will appear next. To change this setting, press the ramp or humidifier button until the correct setting appears. Here are the elevation settings: 1 = less than 2,500 ft.; 2 = 2,500 to 5,000 ft.; 3 = 5,001 to 7,500 ft.

To skip this setting or continue, press the right user button.

4. The therapy mode will appear, either CPAP or CFLEX. To change this setting, press the ramp or humidifier button until the correct setting appears.

To skip this setting or continue, press the right user button.

5. The CPAP pressure will appear. To change this setting, press the ramp or humidifier button until the correct setting appears.

To skip this setting or continue, press the right user button.

6. The CPAP fine adjustment setting will appear. This setting allows you to calibrate your CPAP pressure to a manometer. We suggest you do not try to adjust this setting.

To skip this setting or continue, press the right user button.

7. The CFLEX setting will appear if you selected the CFLEX mode in number 4 above. A setting of 1 offers the least drop in pressure, 3 offers the most. To change this setting, press the ramp or humidifier button until the correct setting appears.

To skip this setting or continue, press the right user button.

8. The ramp time will appear next. It may be set for 0 to 45 minutes in 5 minute increments. To change this setting, press the ramp or humidifier button until the correct setting appears.

To skip this setting or continue, press the right user button.

9. The ramp starting pressure will appear. To change this setting, press the ramp or humidifier button until the correct setting appears.

To skip this setting or continue, press the right user button.

10. The patient disconnect setting will appear. This sounds an alarm when there is a mask leak and turns the airflow off. 1 = On; 2 = Off. To change this setting, press the ramp or humidifier button until the correct setting appears.


There are no other settings available. Press the pressure start/stop button to exit the menu or press the right user button to scroll through the settings again.

posted by frogan at 12:02 AM on April 24, 2006


Wow..that is freakin fantastic. Here I thought you needed a prescription and a technician to do this. You probably just saved me 50 bucks.
posted by spicynuts at 8:53 AM on April 24, 2006


Here I thought you needed a prescription and a technician to do this.

Yeah, that's what my doctor said, too. And I was like, "But there are buttons on the front and a digital readout on the bottom. Don't tell me some sneaky engineer didn't do something with the buttons that allowed you to tweak the basic functions." And then Google came to the rescue!
posted by frogan at 10:13 AM on April 24, 2006


Yeah, I've seen the technician tweak my machine several times and thought, "Surely this isn't worth a couple of 100 dollars a throw." Thanks so much! My google-fu is weak here in Nepal due to lack of bandwith and the general strike.
posted by AArtaud at 7:38 PM on April 24, 2006


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