AirSense 10 Elite CPAP With HumidAir
ResMed AirSense 10 Elite CPAP and Humidifier
Copy of RX Required if Applicable to U.S. Residents
Many new users to CPAP may be confused about which model is right for them. On one hand you have Auto CPAP devices and on the other you have a fixed pressure "standard CPAP" machine, so what's the difference? The ResMed Airsense 10 Elite CPAP machine with Humidair heated humidifier, a fixed pressure model, provides one setting of therapy throughout your night's sleep and does not fluctuate from that setting unless a ramp feature is enabled. Ramp increases therapy from a lower pressure to the prescribed amount over a period of time to allow you to fall asleep on a lower setting. Fixed pressure devices are the most commonly prescribed devices and your physician establishes this number (i.e. 8cm/H2O) based on your titration from the sleep lab. In cases where a home sleep test was used and an auto CPAP trialed, he/she may set it based on a compliance report of the median average of therapy needed.
We program your sleep apnea therapy settings as listed on your CPAP prescription and can make changes to your prescribed level as they adjust over time via an SD card that can be mailed to our office. Many veteran users of CPAP therapy elect to use a fixed setting they have used and are comfortable with (some even elect to forego the ramp feature). The ResMed AirSense 10 Elite CPAP machine with Humidair heated technology continues the superior quality of therapy devices where the S9 Elite left off. Still available in the new model is EPR (expiratory pressure relief) as well as new modification to ramp setting with AutoRamp. SmartStart allows the user to put on his/her mask and begin breathing and the machine will turn on to start sleep therapy. Meanwhile, the AirSense 10 Elite CPAP features an intuitive interface with a color LCD screen, an ambient light sensor, and a quiet easy breathe motor to provide a peaceful environment to you and your bed partner.
- The AirSense 10 Elite CPAP machine with HumidAir heated integrated humidifier is a premium fixed pressure device with integrated humidification. You can use the ClimateLine Air heated hose or SlimLine lightweight hose.
- AutoRamp technology starts your therapy pressure at a low setting and increases therapy pressure thanks to sleep onset detection technology. This is a great feature for new CPAP users to adjust to pressure as they wake up throughout the night - the device will drop to low pressure to allow the user to get back to sleep faster without the feeling of an overwhelming high pressure setting and without the need to manually hit the ramp button on the CPAP machine again.
- ClimateLine Air compatibility means that the Humidair integrated heated humidifier is now a standard feature and the option to purchase with standard SlimLine hose tubing or ClimateLine heated hose tubing. The heated tube is great for people that are sensitive to dryness from the use of CPAP and it keeps necessary humidity delivered throughout the entire hose to increase patient compliance and provide optimal treatment.
- Advanced Event Detection can tell the difference between obstructive sleep apnea events or central apnea events (central sleep apnea is treated with Bi-level therapy or ASV therapy and is most often not treated with standard CPAP machine pressure).
- SmartStart allows you to simply put the mask on and start breathing which will initiate the AirSense 10 Elite CPAP device to turn on automatically and begin therapy. Please note these device settings are not activated when we ship your AirSense 10 unless you specify otherwise.
Included with Your AirSense Device Purchase
- (1) AirSense Elite CPAP machine with HumidAir heated integrated humidifier
- (1) New humidifier water chamber tub
- (1) SlimLine tubing (unless you select the optional ClimateLine Air)
- (1) Power Supply
- (1) Travel Carry Bag
- (1) SD Card (already inserted)
Indications for use AirSense 10 Elite
The AirSense 10 Elite CPAP machine with Humidair heated humidifier is indicated for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients weighing more than 66 lb (30 kg). It is intended for home and hospital use. The humidifier is intended for single patient use in the home environment and re-use in a hospital/institutional environment.
Positive airway pressure therapy may be contraindicated in some patients with the following pre-existing conditions:
- severe bullous lung disease
- pathologically low blood pressure
- cerebrospinal fluid leak, recent cranial surgery, or trauma.
Possible Adverse effects
You should report unusual chest pain, severe headache, or increased breathlessness while using your AirSense 10 to your prescribing physician. An acute upper respiratory tract infection may require temporary discontinuation of treatment.
The following side effects may arise during the course of therapy with the AirSense 10 Elite CPAP machine with HumidAir:
- drying of the nose, mouth, or throat
- ear or sinus discomfort
- eye irritation
- skin rashes
Recommended Replacement Schedule:
- Hose: Every 1-3 Months (or as needed)
- Filter(s): Every 1-3 Months (or as needed if noticeable build up)
- Water Chamber: Every 6-12 Months (or as needed)
- Mask: As Needed
- AC Power: 100-240V, 50-60Hz
- Actual Weight: 44 oz. (2.75lbs)
- Altitude Compensation: Auto
- Associated Part Numbers: 37207, 37208, 37209, 37209
- Battery Power: Optional DC/DC Converter Sold Separate
- Compliance Meter: On screen display
- Condition: New
- Country of Origin: Australia
- Data Storage Content: SD Card or Wireless Transmission (US Only) to Provider
- DC Power: 24V ---3.75A
- Dimensions: 4.57" x 10.04" x 5.91"
- FAA Approved: Yes. Documentation may be required per airline
- Filters: Standard or Hypo-Allergenic Disposable
- Humidifier: Integrated with Optional Heated Tubing
- Insurance Codes: E0601 HCPC
- International Shipping: Yes International Shipping is available
- Latex Free: Yes
- Material Content: Flame Retardant Thermoplastic
- Mode of Operation: Fixed Pressure
- Pressure Range: 4cm-20cm/h2O fixed pressure
- Ramp Time: Auto adjusting ramp feature
- RX Required?: Yes, When Applicable for U.S. Residents
- Shipping Weight: 6lbs
- Sound Level: 26.6 dBA with uncertainty of 2 dBA
- Special User Features: AutoRamp, Integrated Humidifier
- Starting Ramp Pressure: Auto Ramp starting at 4cm/h2O
- Travel Sized: Yes
- US Shipping Cost: Free
- Warranty: 2 Year
Ratings & Reviews
WHAT A DIFFERENCE!
by Ed K. (Schenectady, NY) -
So glad my Dr. recommended this unit. Using the machine for two weeks now, my wife can't believe how quiet it is, pus how quiet I am. No More Snoring! The last machine I had some 8 years ago was louder than my snoring. Easy to use, one-touch on/off. Feel like a new man! My insurance payments are less than $100 total. You have to try it to believe.
A GOOD MACHINE
by Charles S (Denver CO) -
If you can put up with having to replace leaky water chambers (an essential part of the machine) approximately every two months at a cost of between $19 and $32 each, this machine is otherwise very good: quiet, easy to set up and operate, and sensitive to your breathing patterns. I have had my Resmed Airsense 10 for over 1 ½ years and have had to replace the water chamber 7 times [the first one lasted for 6 months, the others for only 2 months]. I have called Resmed three times to discuss the apparent defect in the water chamber, but they showed little interest and did not offer any assistance. I suggest that anyone considering buying this machine conduct an internet search, such as “resmed airsense 10 water chamber leaking”. Were it not for the defective water chambers, I would give the machine five stars