What is expiratory pressure relief (EPR™)?
EPR is a feature that reduces pressure during exhalation, making it easier for patients to breathe during therapy and helping them adjust to treatment. When EPR is enabled, delivered pressure will not drop below 4 cm H2O.

What do the icons on the device screen indicate?
A full list of icons and their descriptions can be found in each patient

What is AutoRamp™ with sleep onset detection?
This setting is designed to make the beginning of therapy more comfortable by delivering a low start pressure to help patients fall asleep more easily. Once they’re sleeping, the sleep onset detection feature comfortably ramps up to the prescribed pressure.

How does the Ramp feature work?
Designed to make the beginning of therapy more comfortable by starting off with lower pressure, this feature lets you set a “ramp” time of 5 to 45 minutes before the device begins delivering the prescribed level. Note: In auto-adjusting devices like the AirSense™ 10 AutoSet™ or AirCurve™ 10 VAuto, end-of-ramp time is when the auto-adjusting algorithm starts monitoring and responding to the patient’s breathing patterns.

How do I help patients set up oxygen with an AirSense 10 or AirCurve 10 device?
If your patient requires oxygen, they’ll 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 build-up in case oxygen continues to flow when the device is off or on standby mode. If your patient is using the Standard or SlimLine™ air tubing, we recommend placing the oxygen port between the device and the air tubing. If they’re using the ClimateLineAir™ heated tubing, then the port will need to be fitted between the tubing and the mask.

How should patients be instructed to clean their device?
Full cleaning instructions can be found in each products user guide

Should patients clean the filter?
No. The filter can be replaced, but is not intended to be cleaned.

My patient’s device still blows air after they’ve stopped therapy.
After therapy has stopped, the device will continue to blow a small amount of air to avoid condensation in the machine and air tube. This will stop automatically after 20 minutes.

How can the device number and/or serial number be found?
The device number (DN) is a 3-digit code that can be found on the label at the back of each device. Similar to a CVV code on the back of a credit card, the DN provides additional authentication and security. The serial number (SN) can also be found on the label at the back of the device.