AirCurve 10 VAuto VPAP from ResMed
The AirCurve 10 VAuto is an automatic bilevel device that delivers effective therapy for a wide range of patients noncompliant with traditional CPAP devices. This ResMed VPAP machine comes with a host of comfort features, including TiControl, EasyBreathe technology, a new humidification system, and expiratory pressure relief. It comes with large buttons and an intuitively designed screen capable of letting you know everything from therapy to data to the quality of your mask seal. You can begin and end your therapy sessions easily with SmartSmart and SmartStop technology that allows you to start and end therapy with just a breath, while a brand new ramp system lets you fall asleep easily while delaying the onset of pressure by up to forty-five minutes. The AirCurve 10 S is a premier VPAP machine and represents the top of the line among bilevel devices.
Automatic Bi-Level Treatment
The AirCurve 10 VAuto is a bi-level therapy device that can determine when you're having a respiratory disturbance. This ResMed VPAP machine will adjust pressure depending on your needs throughout the night, increasing pressure when you're having an apnea, and allowing you to operate your device at the lowest pressure setting possible for your therapeutic needs. This not only ensures that you have the least invasive and obtrusive therapy possible, but also that you can save energy if you're powering your device with a battery as opposed to a plug in cord.
Easy Breathe technology works by making your respiratory cycle smooth. Easy Breathe helps to regulate pressure, ensuring that you can exhale at a lower air pressure setting than you inhale at. This helps to make your therapy comfortable and allows you to sleep undisturbed.
The AirCurve 10 VAuto features a pressure range of 3-25 cm H20, which offers both higher and lower pressure settings than a typical CPAP machine. The elevated pressure capabilities are ideal for patients with severe forms of sleep apnea, who generally require a high pressure setting.
Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)
One of the top features on the AirCurve line of machines is expiratory pressure relief, also known as EPR. EPR works by decreasing the AirCurve's pressure at the onset of each of your breaths and then limiting pressure through exhalation. Pressure will drop by one, two, or three cm of pressure depending on your settings and personal preferences. These pressure reductions occur gradually and will help you stay asleep while you breathe throughout the night. EPR also is capable of detecting an unnatural respiration: if an apnea lasts for longer than ten seconds, EPR will stop functioning until you resume your normal breathing cycle.
AirView Data Management
ResMed is offering a new data management service where your sleep apnea information can be stored to the cloud and retrieved via your doctor for easy read outs. AirView can also send alerts to your phone via text or voice mail or through email to alert you of mask leaks and other potential issues with your CPAP therapy. Free service with purchase of a machine at RespShop. Please contact RespShop customer service to register your machine. Read more about AirView Data Management .
The AirCurve 10 VAuto allows you to start and terminate your therapy easily with SmartStart/SmartStop. Once your settings have been programmed into the device, you can commence therapy simply by turning your machine on and breathing into your mask. Using SmartStop is just as simple: to end therapy, just remove your mask and your machine will shut off after a few seconds.
ResMed overhauled their humidification system with the AirCurve series. Now, the new Humidair heated humidifier comes as a part of every AirCurve VPAP, which helps to make the machine a bit smaller and more portable than previous models. If you don't normally use heated humidification, you still have the option of receiving therapy without it: simply remove the humidifier or leave the water chamber empty. For users who do like heated humidification, fill the 380 ml water chamber and enjoy protection against unwanted symptoms like nasal congestion and rainout.
Brand New Ramp
The AirCurve features a slightly tweaked ramp device from previous ResMed VPAP machines. In the AirCurve 10 VAuto you can delay the onset of pressure for up to 45 minutes, allowing you to fall asleep naturally and without an injection of air pressure. After a time, the ramp will kick in and increase pressure until the machine reaches your desired settings. This will allow you to fall asleep easily without compromising the quality of your therapy, and is particularly recommended for patients adjusting to CPAP therapy.
Bright Screen; New Controls
The AirCurve 10 VAuto is ResMed's most intuitive line of VPAPs yet. The machine comes with a bright and easy to use screen and features large buttons and simple controls. The machine automatically adjusts screen brightness based on the available surrounding light, allowing you to see your screen easily at all hours of the day and night.
Optional ClimateLineAir Tubing
Every ResMed 10 machine is compatible with the new ClimateLineAir heated tube. The tube seamlessly connects between your mask and machine and allows you to breathe warm air all night long. The tube ferries warm air from the humidifier to your airways, further bolstering your defenses against symptoms like nasal congestion and rainout.
The AirCurve also comes with a mask fitting feature that detects the quality of your seal right on the machine! The system is capable of reporting whether your mask is on correctly or if it needs to be fastened: a happy face will appear on the screen if your mask is on properly while a frown indicates that your mask requires adjustment for successful therapy.
- Automatic Bi-Level Device
- EasyBreathe Technology
- EPR Detects Apneas and Unnatural Respiratory Episodes
- New Humidification Enhances Comfort
- ClimateLineAir Breathing Tube Wards of Unwanted CPAP Symptoms
- Detects Mask Leaks Before They Happen
- SmartSmart and SmartStop Machine Functions Included
- Brightly Lit Screen, Intuitive Design
- Advanced Event Detection Software
- Fixed Pressure Support
- High Pressure Range
- FAA approved
Each AirCurve device is equipped with cellular communication, which enables you to transmit your therapy statistics to your physician quickly and easily without requiring you to leave the comfort of your abode.
Review By Pam Schmidt RRT, RCP
Registered Respiratory Therapist for Resphop
Let's talk about the ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto with HumidAir. My clients love the details this unit brings to their sleep nights. If there ever is a unit that has gadgets galore, then look right here, the AirCurve 10 maybe the unit your wanting!
The Resmed AirCurve 10 VAuto will adjust breath-by-breath to deliver its air pressure for inhalation and exhalation. The humidification has been upgraded by adding the HumidAir heated humidifier. This will auto-adjust the humidity based on the room temperature, and the ClimateLineAir heated tubing is a great option to combine with your HumidAir.
There is a unique tool; AirCurve 10 offers to help my COPD/ obstructive lung disease clients. It is called the TiControl, which will monitor my client's inhalation and exhalation pattern. The TiControl will help detect delayed changes in their breathing, which is cycling. The Aircurve 10 will set a minimum and maximum time limit. By setting the time limit, it helps prevent cycling. So, if my client's breathing is slow, the AirCurve 10 alters its timing of when to deliver the pressure. It helps my client get back on track with the set limits of the machine. Any of my COPD/obstructive lung disease will get a better comprehensive therapy.
The AirCurve 10 has many bells and whistles. From Mask Fit seal check, Expiratory Pressure Relief, to Leak Alert to SmartStart, the LCD is user-friendly, with a comfortable grip dial to navigate through the menu's options. It certainly will make adapting to your Aircurve 10 fun!
Just like the AirSense 10, the AirCurve 10 also has Expiratory Pressure Relief technology. The Expiratory Pressure Relief will help with natural breathing and allow you to have comfort while exhaling through your mask. Expiratory Pressure Relief lowers your pressure during exhalation, so you do not feel like you are suffocating, which can cause my clients to stop therapy. It's a great feature that has helped my clients continue to use their BiPAP machine with ease and comfort.
Ramp still shows its face with the AirCurve 10. It's mainly used to help decrease pressures so you can fall asleep faster. With BiLevel Auto modes, the expiratory pressure will start low and gradually increase over an extended period until it reaches your prescribed pressures. Then add in Vsync Technology, which checks your masks for leaks throughout the night along with auto-adjusting pressures to maintain correct therapy pressure makes for some great nights of sleep! Even though the AirCurve 10 is a little more expensive than other BiLevel Autos on the market, it will come with a 2-year warranty. My customer says you get what you pay for with this unit, and in the end, isn't a good night's sleep worth it? I sure think so!
What is the primary difference between a bi-level device and a traditional CPAP?
Bi-level devices feature a higher range of pressure options and are designed for patients with intense forms of sleep apnea.
Should I remove the water chamber prior to filling it up?
Yes, the water chamber should always be removed from the machine before you fill it with water.
Does this machine come with washable filters?
It does not. The filters are disposable and should be thrown out if they get dirty or wet.
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