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How do you change the CPAP pressure settings using a Philips Respironics System One manual?

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To change the CPAP pressure settings for a Philips Respironics System One, first remove the smart card. Power the device. Highlight the setup menu and press down on the control wheel and the ramp button for at least five seconds. After the machine beeps twice, release the control wheel and ramp button to switch the screen to provider mode. Use this mode to change the CPAP pressure settings.

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The Philips Respironics System One's smart card is programmed with the physician's prescribed CPAP pressure settings. No settings can be changed while the smart card is in the machine.

The machine's home screen appears after it is fully powered. It contains four options. Use the control wheel to switch between these options until the set up menu is located.

CPAP pressure settings are derived from the results of overnight sleep studies where the patient's breathing is monitored while they sleep. Changing these setting without a doctor's permission is not recommended.

CPAP, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure, is a ventilator that keeps the airway of an individual open when he is unable to breath on his own. It consists of a fitted mask that covers the person's nose and mouth, a motor that gives off pressurized air, and a tube that connects the two. Patients using CPAP are often experiencing respiratory distress or afflicted with breathing disorders such as sleep apnea, where breathing is dangerously shallow, intermittent or nonexistent while sleeping.

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