capbanks wrote:I was wondering if anybody could assist me with adjusting the pressure settings on a Respironics Tranquility bi-level machine. I have been using a different machine but due to circumstances beyond my control I will not be able to do so any longer. I bought the Tranquility used but the pressures are too low for my needs. I've searched high and low for the procedure with no luck. I realize this machine is old but I can't afford a new machine at this time.
I thank you for any help or ideas.
I just checked to see if I still had a Tranquility BiLevel but unfortunately sold it & have no manual.
I still have a Tranquility Auto but know it was set differently from the Bilevel but from memory
the Bilevel was pretty easy to set. I'll try to remember - here goes ...
1st let me know if it is the same as in these pics ...
(in the 1st pic, to the left is a QUEST, Middle is an AUTO & right is a BILEVEL)http://www.internetage.ws/cpapinfo/healthdyne-bilevel-dis-1/index.html
My recollection is that the switches on the front are as follows ...
Left = power on off
Middle = ramp on off
Right = Risetime (3 settings - allows you to change the speed of how fast the pressure goes from breath-in to breathe-out)
Underneath are an up arrow & a down arrow used to change the settings and there is a MODE button used to
switch between modes and an LCD display.
Going from my memory (which is asking a lot from a muddle headed old man like me
), Try the following combinations ...
1st - as you power it on also hold down the MODE button. See if that activates the LCD. If yes
then you can follow the LCD for setting epap (low pressure) & ipap (higher pressure) & the ramptime minutes using the
up down arrows to change the values. Each time you press MODE it takes you to the next settable selection
(i.e. epap - ipap - ramptime?).
OTHER ACTIVATION SUGGESTIONS:
If that doesn't work, then when the machine is ALREADY POWERED ON try holding both up arrow & down arrow down
together for 3-5 secs
Try the mode button & both arrows pressed in for 3-5 secs
mode button & up arrow
mode button & down arrow
Am confident one of these steps will work for you.