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by RN Ricky
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Auto is slowly not working
Replies: 9
Views: 2754

Auto is slowly not working

I have not been on the forum for a while. I am still having problems with the auto shut off. I am still using the Zest nasal mask that I first started out with. It is the only mask that I have ever used. For almost a year everything worked fine. Took the equipment to Apria and they "worked" on it. S...
by RN Ricky
Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Preparing to cpap
Replies: 22
Views: 3522

Re: Preparing to cpap

Emilia ~ Hello and welcome! Who in Florida do you go to? I would really love to know. My cpap experience was very much different than yours. Not too good. My Cigna ins. only contracts out to Apria Healthcare and sometimes they can be a bear to work with. Listen to the forum folk because they know ST...
by RN Ricky
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why is it necessary to have a support team?
Replies: 84
Views: 750011

Re: Why is it necessary to have a support team?

You all are very correct in giving thumbs up to this forum. My ENT doc does not know much about CPAP, just surgery to try and fix the apnea. No physician can know everything even in their specialty. I have learned so much here that it is very reassuring knowing that one forum folk will know the answ...
by RN Ricky
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Morning Forum Folk
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Morning Forum Folk

Man, I just posted a question and noticed a lot of forum folk on.. don't we ever SLEEP
by RN Ricky
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: No Breath
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

No Breath

I woke up this morning gasping for breath. I even felt claustrophobic. I have been 100% compliant for this year. (Strange but it has been one year ago today that I started CPAP!) I have never had this problem.. I have another post running - about my ResMed S8 Auto has not been shutting off when the ...
by RN Ricky
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Auto not Auto
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: Auto not Auto

Thanks sometimes I don't think about the obvious.
by RN Ricky
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Auto not Auto
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Auto not Auto

I have a ResMed S8 Auto and the auto treatment air flow will not shut off when the mask is removed. This happened in January and I took it to Apria and after a 1/2 hour the RT (real trouble ) stated that after the mask is removed it will still keep blowing a small amount of air to cool the machine. ...
by RN Ricky
Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What does your insurance allow/pay for CPAP and gear?
Replies: 30
Views: 10743

Re: What does your insurance allow/pay for CPAP and gear?

I think most of the problem is all about contracts. Once a provider gets the bid they can charge what they want to and the Insurance companys (the high ups) put on blinders even when the contracts end. Some of my home care patients get zip from their companies while others get so much stuff that I s...
by RN Ricky
Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: HI numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 884

HI numbers

My Hi numbers have been going up too high. They are 5 to 5.7 when they have been running 0.3 to 1.9. Any suggestions? The AI's are 0 to 0.1 Thanks
by RN Ricky
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm Home!
Replies: 17
Views: 3000

Re: I'm Home!

So glad you are home. Hats off to you for teaching about CPAP. No one knows everything so it is up to us to teach, teach & teach

Keep up the good work AND get better fast
by RN Ricky
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: My sleep doc fired me today...LOL
Replies: 37
Views: 8300

Re: My sleep doc fired me today...LOL

I do think that nurse needs to be called down for that! Of course I get negative response from my peers due to the fact that I actually listen to what the patients say.. Duhh..you just read the chart and do not know a thing about how individuals respond to the same treatments. How do I know this?? I...
by RN Ricky
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: My sleep doc fired me today...LOL
Replies: 37
Views: 8300

Re: My sleep doc fired me today...LOL

I cannot believe this happened to you! This doc is unbelievable. So many problems come with a patient's Non-compliance than anything else. Just remember that the "better than everyone, because I have more education than the rest of you" docs put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest o...
by RN Ricky
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Question about pillows??
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Re: Question about pillows??

I would like to know also about pillows. I have a FOM pillow but it is not designed for cpap.
by RN Ricky
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT:Happy Birthday! BlackSpinner
Replies: 19
Views: 2530

Re: OT:Happy Birthday! BlackSpinner

Hope you have great days-- my family never lets me have just one day. They carry it out, just to bug me
by RN Ricky
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Being Hospitalized
Replies: 24
Views: 3615

Re: Being Hospitalized

Judy, my best wishes for a speedy recovery. I agree with Ozij you must have someone to stay with you when you cannot speak for yourself. Sometimes the staffing to patient ratio makes good nursing care impossable! Don't blame the nurses they are doing the best that can be done. Hopefully by the time ...