My father is in a nursing home, I was hoping with his new machine (Resmed v10, I think) I would get useful data on whether his mask was put on correctly, whether he took it off, etc. (he is somewhat memory and thinking impaired, with some expressive aphasia). I was disappointed to see that the summary data that I had each morning was primarily geared to whether he used it or not, for reimbursement purposes I guess. Someone here suggested Sleepyhead, well, the kerfuffle over that on the web shied me away and I hoped a follow up to the doc would provide better information. The person (an NP for the first time, previous MDs gone) had no better data than I did, did not seem to understand my problem, and scheduled my dad for a mask fitting, which he doesn't need. (The first MD was great, expert in SA, made sure my dad had a proper fitting full face mask as he needs; he retired and second doc was not SA expert, but seemed to know what he was talking about).
So, I went on line and downloaded OSCAR and today looked at my dad's data for the first time... Typically he starts out with a good seal and few events (the nurses are doing a great job putting it on), but as the nights continue the leek gets big, events start happening, and sometimes even when the leak is improved (nurse re-positioning, I imagine) his events still are pretty high (over 30-35).
I am not sure what his pressure settings are, when we last did a study at the NH monitored by me, he had an AHI of 10 which was considered ok by the MD, I assumed my only issue was to verify whether or not it was on correctly.
I do not feel confident in the practice we had been going to anymore. Not sure if I should return and request one of the MD's, or go to another practice, or if someone professionally will read the data and interpret it off of OSCAR.
I have nothing against NP's in general, some are very good at what they do (I am an MD and have worked with them).
So, I either need (I think) a person who can help me interpret the OSCAR data, or suggestions on someone I can have confidence in in Philadelphia or it's northern suburbs.
Currently I don’t have an sd card, I guess I can buy one, and buy a reader for my computer ?
No other way with the software and phone ap that comes with the machine, eh?
I need a personal tech support person, I haven’t been on top of things since xp went defunct....
We have resmed air curve 10 vauto
I would like to monitor the air leak in real time trying to fit different masks
And monitor air leak over time during the night not just getting one result, iow, is there a way to see, oh, leak was ok for3 hrs then starting at 2:30 am must have moved and mask was no longer sealed adequately