ResMed Elite Manual CPAP Machine
One of the new machines in ResMed's AirSense series is the Elite. The Elite is a high performing manual device that comes with all of the features you'd expect in a premier CPAP machine, including expiratory pressure relief, a heated humidifier, a host of advanced detection software, and easy controls. New to this model of the Elite is an overhaul of the ramp system and the inclusion of ResMed's novel and proprietary AirView data management system.
AirView Data Management Software
ResMed is now offering patients AirView technology, the finest data sharing program in a CPAP machine to date. Your Elite machine will include a wireless modem that allows you to jump into the Cloud and share all of your sleep apnea therapy data and information with your physician and CPAP performance specialist. You can share your usage history, leak rate data, and mask information statistics without ever needing to leave the comfort of your own home. Your machine will save a detailed log of all of your pertinent information for up to 365 days, all without requiring you to lift a finger. For patients who don't want to keep a detailed record, simply place your machine in airplane mode, and the device won't track any of your data settings at all. Free set up with purchase of machine from RespShop. Please call our customer service department to register your machine. Read more about the Airview Data Service.
Expiratory Pressure Relief
ResMed has carried over expiratory pressure relief (EPR) from their line of S9 models. EPR is an algorithm that works by decreasing the Elite's pressure at the beginning of each breath a patient takes, and then subsequently limiting that pressure throughout exhalation. Patients can choose whether they want pressure to drop by one, two, or three cm H2O and these pressure changes are made gradually so as to not awaken you while you undergo your therapy. EPR is also capable of detecting when you're in the midst of an unnatural respiration period: if an apnea lasts ten seconds or more, EPR stops and institutes your prescribed pressure setting until your breathing cycle recommences.
ResMed's AirSense Elite boasts several advanced event detection features. Separate and apart from typical therapeutic detection, the Elite is able to tell when you have a Cheyne-Stokes respiration and also features central apnea detection.
The AirSense Elite features an intelligently constructed mask fitting detection circuit. When you apply your mask, the Elite is able to tell if you've fit the mask properly or if it requires an adjustment. An icon will pop up on the Elite's screen to notify you whether you've applied the mask correctly or not.
To begin therapy with your Elite CPAP Machine, all you need to do is program your settings and breathe into the mask. Similarly, to stop therapy in the morning, simply take off the mask and the machine will shut down in a matter of seconds.
ResMed overhauled the humidification on their machines with the new HumidAir humidifier. Unlike in past lines, the Elite comes with the humidifier already attached to the machine, which helps make the device smaller and more portable than previous models. The new humidifier features a slightly larger water chamber capable of holding up to 380 ml of water. The humidifier will help reduce some of the negative symptoms of CPAP therapy by propelling warm, moist air into your lungs: this helps to prevent rainout, nasal congestion, and other unpleasant side effects. Patients who do not wish to have humidified air may opt to remove the humidifier from the machine entirely or simply not fill the water chamber.
New Ramp Feature
Long a standard feature in CPAP products, ResMed has re-designed the ramp to help make therapy even more comfortable. In the AirSense 10 Elite, you can still use the ramp to gradually increase pressure over a forty-five minute interval. For the first time though, you now have the opportunity to delay the onset of the ramp from the beginning of your therapy. For patients who dislike the sudden inflow of air pressure when they turn on their CPAP, the new ramp is ideal: simply program the ramp to start anywhere from five to forty-five minutes after you turn on your machine and you can delay the onset of any pressure at all! This will allow you to fall asleep without any incoming pressure, helping you fall asleep naturally.
Easy Controls, Innovative Display
Therapeutic accessibility remains a hallmark of ResMed's machine in the AirSense Elite. The Elite comes with ResMed's most intuitive screen yet: it features a large button, simple navigation, and a bright LCD display. Moreover, the screen is programmed to adjust to the brightness of your room, and will remain dim if you need to access your machine during the course of the night. This will help your bed partner stay asleep throughout the night.
Optional ClimateLine Tube
The AirSense Elite comes with a 15 mm diameter SlimLine tube, but customers also have the option of purchasing ResMed's new ClimateLineAir tube as well. The ClimateLineAir is also a slim, 15 mm tube and it's capable of ferrying warm air from the heated humidifier into your lungs. The ClimateLineAir helps you get the most out of your humidifier by keeping air warm as it reaches your body, which helps protect against rainout, nasal congestion, and dry mouth.
- Features EPR for advanced event detection response
- New HumidAir humidifier and ClimateLineAir tube ergonomically warm the air you breathe
- Mask leak detection software stops leaks before they start
- AirView data management lets you share information instantly from your own home
- Bright screen and intuitive controls make setup a breeze
- SmartStart and SmartStop allow you to begin and end therapy in seconds
- FAA approved.
The water chamber in the humidifier must be removed before it can take water. Do NOT try to fill the humidifier while it is attached to the Elite. The standard water chamber included is not dishwasher safe and should only be hand washed.
ResMed AirSense 10 Elite CPAP Machine
Is my old ClimateLine tube compatible with the AirSense 10 Elite?
It is not. The only heated tube compatible with the new AirSense 10 Elite is the ClimateLineAir.
What separates the Elite from the AirSense 10 CPAP?
The Elite is able to detect Cheyne-Stokes respiration patterns as well as central apneas.
Do I have to purchase AirView?
No. AirView is optional software. If you do not wish to use AirView, you can still save your data to an SD card.
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