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Cautions; Contraindications; Symbol Key - Philips REMstar Auto A-Flex User Manual

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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. Precautionary procedures include methods to prevent build-up of electrostatic charge (e.g., air conditioning,
humidification, conductive floor coverings, non-synthetic clothing), discharging one's body to the frame of the equipment or
system or to earth or a large metal object, and bonding oneself by means of a wrist strap to the equipment or system or to earth.
• Before operating the device, ensure that the SD card cover is replaced whenever any of the accessories such as the Link Module
or Modem are not installed. Refer to the instructions that came with your accessory.
• Condensation may damage the device. If this device has been exposed to either very hot or very cold temperatures, allow it to
adjust to room temperature (operating temperature) before starting therapy. Do not operate the device outside of the operating
temperature range shown in the Specifications.
• Do not use extension cords with this device.
• Do not place the device directly onto carpet, fabric, or other flammable materials.
• Do not place the device in or on any container that can collect or hold water.
• A properly installed, undamaged reusable foam inlet filter is required for proper operation.
• Tobacco smoke may cause tar build-up within the device, which may result in the device malfunctioning.
• Dirty inlet filters may cause high operating temperatures that may affect device performance. Regularly examine the inlet filters as
needed for integrity and cleanliness.
• Never install a wet filter into the device. You must ensure sufficient drying time for the cleaned filter.
• When DC power is obtained from a vehicle battery, the device should not be used while the vehicle's engine is running. Damage
to the device may occur.
• Only use a Respironics DC Power Cord and Battery Adapter Cable. Use of any other system may cause damage to the device.

Contraindications

When assessing the relative risks and benefits of using this equipment, the clinician should understand that this device can deliver
pressures up to 20 cm H
O. In the event of certain fault conditions, a maximum pressure of 30 cm H
2
shown that the following pre-existing conditions may contraindicate the use of CPAP therapy for some patients:
• Bullous Lung Disease
• Pathologically Low Blood Pressure
• Bypassed Upper Airway
• Pneumothorax
• Pneumocephalus has been reported in a patient using nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Caution should be used when
prescribing CPAP for susceptible patients such as those with: cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leaks, abnormalities of the cribriform
plate, prior history of head trauma, and/or pneumocephalus. (Chest 1989; 96:1425-1426)
The use of positive airway pressure therapy may be temporarily contraindicated if you exhibit signs of a sinus or middle ear
infection. Not for use with patients whose upper airways are bypassed. Contact your health care professional if you have any
questions concerning your therapy.

Symbol Key

The following symbols may appear on the device and power supply:
S
YMBOL
For Airline Use. Complies with RTCA/DO-160F
section 21, category M.
Consult accompanying instructions for use.
DC Power
Type BF Applied Part
Drip Proof Equipment
User Manual
D
EFINITION
S
YMBOL
Separate collection for electrical and electronic
equipment per EC Directive 2002/96/EC.
Use only with power supply 1058190.
Class II (Double Insulated)
For Indoor Use Only.
Do not disassemble.
O is possible. Studies have
2
D
EFINITION
3

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