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Resmed Bi-Level Terminology

Bilevel Terminology

  • IPAP (inspiratory positive airway pressure) - The pressure delivered to assist the patient when inhaling
  • EPAP (expiratory positive airway pressure) - The pressure delivered when the patient is exhaling. Naturally this pressure is less than IPAP because the patient breathes against it. For many conditions EPAP is necessary for airway patency
  • Maximum IPAP time (maximum time a device will deliver IPAP) - Most…

Added by Judy on March 27, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Resmed ResScan Definitions, Abbreviations, Terminology

ResScan 3.7 Terms & Definitions

Usage = the time that a patient receives therapy from the device

Used days > X hours Y minutes = total number of days where daily usage exceeded the compliance threshold

% Used days > X hours Y minutes = calculates the percentage of used days out of the total number of days selected

Total hours used = total patient usage of a selected…


Added by Judy on March 26, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Various Polysomnography Software Results Printouts

I will post more as they become available.This is a full scored data summary report w/condensed graphs that I think was created by the Alice PSG software.

Added by Judy on October 16, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

One PAPper's Review of the ProBasics Zzz-Mask

Well, having given up on finding a way to mitigate the problem w/the Resmed Quattro full face mask's flimsy outter cushion cover's sharp edges slicing into the bridge of my nose quite some time ago, I decided since I was due for a new mask to give another full face mask a try.

I had asked about the Respiornics FullLife but my provider didn't have any in stock and whilst they would have ordered if I insisted they were willing to let me try any of the full face they had in stock in my… Continue

Added by Judy on October 6, 2009 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Some HCPCS Codes

Imu posted this list at but it seemed worth "borrowing" the list and posting it here.


E0601 Continuous airway pressure (CPAP/APAP) device

E0470 Respiratory assist device, bi-level pressure (BiPAP) capability, WITHOUT backup rate feature, used with noninvasive interface, e.g., nasal or facial mask (intermittent assist device with continuous positive airway pressure device)

E0471 Respiratory assist device, bi-level pressure… Continue

Added by Judy on August 31, 2009 at 7:47pm — 1 Comment

Health Care Blue Book -

If you would like to compare your doctor or hospital/facility fees w/other doctors or hospitals/facilities' fees in your area - or - other areas of the country the Healthcare Blue Book serves much as the Car Buyer's Blue Book.

I don't know why these darn hyperlinks don't work for me!!! You'll just have to cut and paste the URL into your browser.

Added by Judy on August 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

HIPAA And Your Legal Right To Your Medical Records and How To Get Them

I provide this URL first as it provides access to individual states laws

This site provides some information on the limitations to access to copies of your medical records at one university

Some of which are

The patient may only access, inspect, and/or obtain a copy of his/her PHI in a "designated record set." The designated record set… Continue

Added by Judy on July 13, 2009 at 5:21pm — 2 Comments

Resmed's Development of the AutoSet

An interview with Dr. Michael Berthon-Jones

Dr. Michael Berthon-Jones has been closely involved in the field of respiratory medicine and the development of CPAP devices for most of his working career.

After completing his medical degree at Sydney University, Dr Berthon-Jones spent two years working with Dr Russel Vandenberg at Royal North Shore Hospital, in the area of respiratory medicine.

He was working on a PhD thesis studying the control of breathing in sleep,… Continue

Added by Judy on July 12, 2009 at 2:24pm — 2 Comments


A fellow apnean and Resmed user recently wrote to Resmed asking how to obtain the ResScan software. This is the reply as posted in another apnea support forum:

This is their reply:

"Thank you for taking the time to email in with your concerns. We appreciate the fact that you are activly involved with your therapy and want to manage it accordingly. Because these devices and masks are of prescription requirement, we can not sell the ResScan software to patient’s . All of our… Continue

Added by Judy on July 2, 2009 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

Respironics REMstar M Series Pro w/Integrated Humidifier RECALL 05 Feb 2009


Remstar Pro M-Series CPAP and Heated Humidifier System. Catalog Numbers: 1049109, 1049110, 1049111, and AC1049109. Recall # Z-1260-2009


Respironics, Monroeville, PA, by letter dated February 5, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.


Malfunction of the J3 connection between the Heater Plate Main… Continue

Added by Judy on June 28, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Fully Data Capable CPAPs and APAPs I'm Aware of As of Apri 2009

Fully data capable CPAPs that I am aware of as of April 2009:

1] Resmed S8 Elite w/EPR

2] Resmed S8 Elite II w/EPR

3] Respironics REMStar Pro II w/C-Flex

4] Respironics M Series Pro w/C-Flex

5] Covidien (Puritan Bennett) Sandman Info (not to be confused w/the Intro)

6] Fisher and Paykel SleepStyle 244 (the 244 is the key identifier)

7] Puritan Bennett GoodKnight 420S

8] Puritan Bennett GoodKnight 420SP

Fully data capable APAPs that I am… Continue

Added by Judy on June 7, 2009 at 10:07am — 5 Comments

Titration Guidelines

Clinical guidelines for the manual titration of positive airway pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.


J Clin Sleep Med 2008;4(2):157-71.

Stanford University Center of Excellence for Sleep Disorders, 401 Quarry Road, Suite 3301, Stanford, CA 94305-5730, USA


Positive airway pressure (PAP) devices are used to treat patients with sleep related… Continue

Added by Judy on May 15, 2009 at 11:56pm — 1 Comment

HIPAA And A Patient's Rights To Their Medical Records

I provide this URL first as it provides access to individual states laws

This site provides some information on the limitations to access to copies of your medical records at one university

Some of which… Continue

Added by Judy on May 4, 2009 at 10:55am — No Comments

Resmed Headquarters in Belle Vista, NSW, Australia and Some Resmed History

Here are some pictures my good friend, dsm, from cpaptalk's forum took during his visit to Resmed's headquarters in Belle Vista, NSW, Australia.


History notes

This material was submitted to Standards Australia by ResMed for the 2006 Australian Design Awards judging and… Continue

Added by Judy on May 3, 2009 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

What Every Apnean Should Know


After your sleep evaluation study did anyone set down with you with the printed results and explain them to you? Did you want them to?

After your xPAP titration study did anyone sit down with you with the printed results and explain them to you? Did you want them to?

Were you given a printed copy of your results with graphs (5+ pages) or just the doctor's dictated report (1-2 pages) or neither?

Do you know what an xPAP is? An APAP? A… Continue

Added by Judy on May 3, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Excellent Resmed Sleep Apnea Video

This is one of the best explanatory videos I've seen on sleep disordered breathing (sleep apnea)

If that doesn't bring it up try these two… Continue

Added by Judy on May 2, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

DeVilBiss IntelliPAP AutoAdjust vs Respironics RemStar M Series Auto w/A-Flex recently provided free DeVilBiss IntelliPAP autos to 50 Respironics M Series Auto users to compare the two devices. The DeVilBiss was THE FAVORITE!

The comments from the users on both devices are quite detailed and comprehensive and can be found at the URL above. They are well worth reading, especially if you are contemplating buying a new CPAP/APAP or a… Continue

Added by Judy on March 25, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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