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Transmitting Data during Canadian Vacation

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cjj84 +0 points · 3 months ago Original Poster

I am still in my first three months of CPAP use, and am using a ResMed AirSense11. ( To date I have satisfied the compliance requirements...) My home location is in the U.S. and I will be going on vacation in the Canadian Maritime Provences (East Coast) for three weeks, staying in motels. Just to be safe, I have a SD card in the machine, but does anyone know if the machine should transmit back to my provider during that time? Do I have to tell them that I will be away and they may have trouble getting info? Unfortunately, the provider is really out to lunch, so I want to get as much info as possible before I call them, if I have to.

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Sierra +0 points · 3 months ago Sleep Patron

I have the AirSense 10 and my comments are based on it. I don't think the A11 is much different. The first point is that the machine has two levels of information stored. One is just summary level which there is an AHI, hours used, and summary leak type data. This high level data is all that is transferred wirelessly and available in MyAir. Much more detailed second to second data is stored on the SD card. That is not transmitted. This data is much more useful and can be accessed with OSCAR if you have a PC or Mac and a SD card reader.

But, back to your question, from what I know it is unlikely that your machine will send data when you are in Canada. If you go to the Clinical Menu you can see the wireless setup. Hold the round knob and the rectangular home key down at the same time for 5 seconds. That brings up the Clinical menu. Rotate the round knob down to the Configuration section, press it to select and then go down to the About section, and press to select. It should tell you what cellular network your machine is setup to use. In Canada I suspect it will not find that network, and I don't know of any way to change that network setting from the Clinical Menu. I suspect that has to be set in the factory or some other way.

But, this said the SD card will save both the detailed data and summary data if you keep it in the machine. It stores the last year of data. So, if necessary you can take that card to your supplier if they give you a hard time about not getting the wireless transfer of data. I would tell them ahead of time that you are leaving the country.

Hope that helps some

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cjj84 +0 points · 3 months ago Original Poster

Yes, it does help. Very clear and to the point. Yes, OSCAR is wild! Have to learn to interpret it...

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Sierra +0 points · 3 months ago Sleep Patron

Yes, OSCAR gives you the ability to see what type of events you are having and when they happen relative to what the pressure is. This in turn can help you decide if the pressure settings on the machine are optimized for your needs. With an out of the box setup the machine is not likely to be optimum. And suppliers generally do not want to take the time to look at the detailed data to do much.

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