Help! Reminders to put the mask back on/turning on machine after bathroom?

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AJBU
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Help! Reminders to put the mask back on/turning on machine after bathroom?

Post by AJBU » Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:53 am

New to the board. Love my cpap therapy. I am helping my mom adjust to cpap after being diagnosed with OSA. She's been on it about 40 days now. I believe i have the right pressure for her at 8. The only issue now is how to remind her to put the mask back on or turning the machine back on after using the bathroom in the middle of the night. She has gone a couple of nights without being diligent about it. She has the new Fisher Pykel solo mask. Any tips??

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Re: Help! Reminders to put the mask back on/turning on machine after bathroom?

Post by ChicagoGranny » Sat Jun 08, 2024 10:45 am

AJBU wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:53 am
turning the machine back on after using the bathroom
Most machines have an AutoStart feature that senses a couple of breaths and turns the machine on. Which model machine does she use?
AJBU wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:53 am
She has the new Fisher Pykel solo mask.
CPAP masks should not be removed for brief trips. Most masks have a quick-release connection that will allow the user to easily disconnect the hose. Looks like the F&P Solo doesn't. Stupid.
"It's not the number of breaths we take, it's the number of moments that take our breath away."

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Re: Help! Reminders to put the mask back on/turning on machine after bathroom?

Post by AJBU » Sat Jun 08, 2024 11:03 am

ChicagoGranny wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 10:45 am
AJBU wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:53 am
turning the machine back on after using the bathroom
Most machines have an AutoStart feature that senses a couple of breaths and turns the machine on. Which model machine does she use?
AJBU wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:53 am
She has the new Fisher Pykel solo mask.
CPAP masks should not be removed for brief trips. Most masks have a quick-release connection that will allow the user to easily disconnect the hose. Looks like the F&P Solo doesn't. Stupid.

She has the ResMed 11. I have added the auto start. Yeah the mask is good for comfort but its hard to disconnect.

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Re: Help! Reminders to put the mask back on/turning on machine after bathroom?

Post by ChicagoGranny » Sat Jun 08, 2024 11:32 am

AJBU wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 11:03 am
hard to disconnect
You can buy a quick connector. Here is one example - https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Release-Sw ... ref=sr_1_5?

I didn't price shop. Put this term in a browser or Amazon to find a better price -

cpap mask quick release connector
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