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Philips REMstar Auto A-Flex User Manual

Positive airway pressure therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
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  • Page 1 REMstar Auto A-Flex USER MANUAL...
  • Page 2 © 2010 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. All rights reserved.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Intended Use ................................2 Important ................................. 2 Warnings .................................. 2 Cautions ................................... 3 Contraindications ..............................3 Symbol Key ................................3 System Contents ..............................4 System Overview ..............................4 Control Buttons ..............................5 Available Therapies ..............................5 Installing the Air Filters ............................6 Connecting the Breathing Circuit ........................
  • Page 4: Intended Use

    CauTion: U. S. federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. intended use The Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex system delivers positive airway pressure therapy for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in spontaneously breathing patients weighing over 30kg (66 lbs). It is for use in the home or hospital/institutional environment.
  • Page 5: Cautions

    note: Please see the “Limited Warranty” section of this manual for information on warranty coverage. Cautions A Caution indicates the possibility of damage to the device. • Pins of connectors should not be touched. Connections should not be made to these connectors unless ESD precautionary procedures are used.
  • Page 6: System Contents

    If any of these items are missing, contact your home care provider. System overview The REMstar Auto A-Flex is a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device designed for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It can deliver CPAP therapy or Auto-CPAP therapy.
  • Page 7: Control Buttons

    Mask Fit Check. This button lights up when therapy is active or during specific alerts. available Therapies The REMstar Auto A-Flex device delivers the following therapies: • CPAP – Delivers Continuous Positive Airway Pressure; CPAP maintains a constant level of pressure throughout the breathing cycle.
  • Page 8: Installing The Air Filters

    Installing the Air Filters CauTion: A properly installed, undamaged gray foam filter is required for proper operation. The device uses a gray foam filter that is washable and reusable, and a white ultra-fine filter that is disposable. The reusable filter screens out normal household dust and pollens, while the ultra-fine filter provides more complete filtration of very fine particles.
  • Page 9: Navigating The Device Screens

    IMPORTANT: If you are using your device with a humidifier, refer to the instructions included with your humidifier for details on how to power the device and humidifier. Complete the following steps to operate the device using AC power: 1. Plug the socket end of the AC power cord (included) into the power supply (also included). 2.
  • Page 10: Ramp Feature

    Ramp Feature The device is equipped with an optional ramp feature that your home care provider can enable or disable. This feature reduces the air pressure when you are trying to fall asleep and then gradually increases (ramps) the pressure until your prescription setting is reached, allowing you to fall asleep more comfortably.
  • Page 11: Setup Screen

    • Flex demo - The Flex setting allows you to set the Flex level prior to beginning therapy. The Flex demo setting allows you to try out the different Flex settings in real time. After a period of time of inactivity, the device will stop therapy and will use the last Flex demo setting as the new Flex setting for your device.
  • Page 12: Info Screen

    • Auto on - You can enable this feature if you want the device to automatically turn the airflow on whenever you apply the interface (mask) to your airway. You can also disable this feature. • Auto off - You can enable this feature if you want the device to automatically turn the airflow off whenever you remove the interface (mask) from your airway.
  • Page 13 • Days > 4 - This screen displays the cumulative number of device therapy sessions that exceeded 4 hours over a 7 day and 30 day time frame. • Large leak - During any given night, the device recognizes the percentage of time the patient was experiencing what it deemed to be a large leak.
  • Page 14: Device Alerts

    Device Alerts • High Priority: These alerts require immediate operator response. The alert signal consists of a high priority sound, which is a continuous two-beep pattern (indicated in the following table as: • • • •). Additionally, the backlights on the buttons will provide a high priority flashing pattern consisting of a continuous, bright-to-off, two-flash pattern (indicated in the following table as: ◊◊...
  • Page 15 lert udible isuAl eVice ction ossible Atient ction ndicAtor ndicAtor Ause Patient Reminder single beep Screen displays Only displayed when Message from Your home care provider may message from the therapy transitions the provider. set a patient reminder scheduled provider. from on to off.
  • Page 16 lert udible isuAl eVice ction ossible Atient ction ndicAtor ndicAtor Ause • • ◊ ◊ SD Card: Corrupt Alert present until A problem Choose “yes” to reformat action is taken. exists with the the card. Screen displays Screen displays SD card. The “Reformatting...
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting The table below lists some of the problems you may experience with your device and possible solutions to those problems. roblem appeneD hat to Nothing happens when you There’s no power at the If you are using AC power, check the outlet and verify that the apply power to the device.
  • Page 18: Accessories

    Using the SD Card The REMstar Auto A-Flex system comes with an SD card inserted in the SD card slot on the back of the device to record information for the home care provider. Your home care provider may ask you to periodically remove the SD card and send it to them for evaluation.
  • Page 19: Traveling With The System

    Contact your home care provider for additional information. airline Travel The REMstar Auto A-Flex device is suitable for use on airlines when the device is operating from an AC or DC power source.
  • Page 20: Specifications

    Specifications Environmental Operating Temperature: 5° to 35° C (41° to 95° F) Storage Temperature: -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F) Relative Humidity (operating & storage): 15 to 95% (non-condensing) Atmospheric Pressure: 101 to 77 kPa (0 - 2286 m / 0 - 7500 ft) Physical Dimensions: 18 x 14 x 10 cm (7”...
  • Page 21 Maximum Flow Rate (typical) Test pressures (cm H 12.0 16.0 20.0 22 mm Measured pressure at the patient 11.0 15.0 19.0 tubing connection port (cm H Average flow at the patient 84.1 135.2 154.5 146.9 128.7 connection port (l/min) 15 mm Measured pressure at the patient 11.0 15.0...
  • Page 22: Disposal

    Disposal Separate collection for electrical and electronic equipment per EC Directive 2002/96/EC. Dispose of this device in accordance with local regulations. How to Contact Respironics To have your device serviced, contact your home care provider. If you need to contact Respironics directly, call the Respironics Customer Service department at 1-800-345-6443 or 1-724-387-4000.
  • Page 23: Limited Warranty

    Limited Warranty Respironics, Inc. warrants that the system shall be free from defects of workmanship and materials and will perform in accordance with the product specifications for a period of two (2) years from the date of sale by Respironics, Inc. to the dealer.
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