REMstar Pro C-Flex+ - Air Liquide Australia

REMstar Pro C-Flex +
USER MANUAL
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Table of Contents
Intended Use........................................................................................................................................................... 2
Important................................................................................................................................................................. 2
Warnings .................................................................................................................................................................. 2
Cautions ................................................................................................................................................................... 3
Contraindications .................................................................................................................................................. 3
Symbol Key .............................................................................................................................................................. 3
System Contents .................................................................................................................................................... 4
System Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 4
Control Buttons ..................................................................................................................................................... 5
Available Therapies ................................................................................................................................................ 5
Installing the Air Filters ......................................................................................................................................... 6
Connecting the Breathing Circuit ...................................................................................................................... 6
Where to Place the Device ................................................................................................................................. 6
Supplying AC Power to the Device.................................................................................................................... 6
Navigating the Device Screens............................................................................................................................ 7
Starting the Device ................................................................................................................................................ 7
Ramp Feature.......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Flex Screen .............................................................................................................................................................. 8
Setup Screen ........................................................................................................................................................... 8
Info Screen.............................................................................................................................................................10
Device Alerts ........................................................................................................................................................11
Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................................................14
Accessories ...........................................................................................................................................................15
Traveling with the System ..................................................................................................................................16
Cleaning the Device ............................................................................................................................................16
Cleaning or Replacing the Filters .....................................................................................................................16
Cleaning the Tubing..............................................................................................................................................16
Service ....................................................................................................................................................................16
Specifications ........................................................................................................................................................17
Disposal..................................................................................................................................................................19
How to Contact Respironics ............................................................................................................................19
Limited Warranty ................................................................................................................................... Back Page
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Intended Use
The Respironics REMstar Pro C-Flex+ system delivers positive airway pressure therapy for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in
spontaneously breathing patients weighing over 30kg (66 lbs). It is for use in the home or hospital/institutional environment.
Important
The device is to be used only on the instruction of a licensed physician. Your home care provider will make the correct pressure
settings according to your health care professional’s prescription.
Several accessories are available to make your OSA treatment with the REMstar Pro C-Flex+ system as convenient and comfortable
as possible. To ensure that you receive the safe, effective therapy prescribed for you, use only Respironics accessories.
Warnings
A warning indicates the possibility of injury to the user or the operator.
• This manual serves as a reference. The instructions in this manual are not intended to supersede the health care professional’s
instructions regarding the use of the device.
• The operator should read and understand this entire manual before using the device.
• This device is not intended for life support.
• The device should be used only with masks and connectors recommended by Respironics or with those recommended by
the health care professional or respiratory therapist. A mask should not be used unless the device is turned on and operating
properly. The exhalation port(s) associated with the mask should never be blocked. Explanation of the Warning: The device
is intended to be used with special masks or connectors that have exhalation ports to allow continuous flow of air out of the
mask. When the device is turned on and functioning properly, new air from the device flushes the exhaled air out through the
mask exhalation port. However, when the device is not operating, enough fresh air will not be provided through the mask, and
exhaled air may be rebreathed.
• If you are using a full face mask (a mask covering both your mouth and your nose), the mask must be equipped with a safety (entrainment) valve.
• If you are using the optional Respironics 15 mm tubing, the device tubing type setting must be set to 15. If your device does not have the
tubing type setting, you must use the Respironics 22 mm tubing.
• When using oxygen with this system, the oxygen supply must comply with local regulations for medical oxygen.
• Oxygen supports combustion. Oxygen should not be used while smoking or in the presence of an open flame.
• When using oxygen with this system, turn the device on before turning on the oxygen. Turn the oxygen off before turning the
device off. This will prevent oxygen accumulation in the device. Explanation of the Warning: When the device is not in
operation and the oxygen flow is left on, oxygen delivered into the tubing may accumulate within the device’s enclosure. Oxygen
accumulated in the device enclosure will create a risk of fire.
• When using oxygen with this system, a Respironics Pressure Valve must be placed in-line with the patient circuit between the device
and the oxygen source. The pressure valve helps prevent the backflow of oxygen from the patient circuit into the device when the
unit is off. Failure to use the pressure valve could result in a fire hazard.
• Do not connect the device to an unregulated or high pressure oxygen source.
• Do not use the device in the presence of a flammable anaesthetic mixture in combination with oxygen or air, or in the presence
of nitrous oxide.
• Do not use the device near a source of toxic or harmful vapors.
• Do not use this device if the room temperature is warmer than 35° C (95° F). If the device is used at room temperatures warmer
than 35° C (95° F), the temperature of the airflow may exceed 43° C (109° F). This could cause irritation or injury to your airway.
• Do not operate the device in direct sunlight or near a heating appliance because these conditions can increase the temperature of
the air coming out of the device.
• Contact your health care professional if symptoms of sleep apnea recur.
• If you notice any unexplained changes in the performance of this device, if it is making unusual or harsh sounds, if it has been
dropped or mishandled, if water is spilled into the enclosure, or if the enclosure is broken, disconnect the power cord and
discontinue use. Contact your home care provider.
• Repairs and adjustments must be performed by Respironics-authorized service personnel only. Unauthorized service could cause
injury, invalidate the warranty, or result in costly damage.
• Periodically inspect electrical cords and cables for damage or signs of wear. Discontinue use and replace if damaged.
• To avoid electrical shock, always unplug the power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning the device. DO NOT immerse the
device in any fluids.
• If the device is used by multiple persons (such as rental devices), a low-resistance, main flow bacteria filter should be installed inline between the device and the circuit tubing to prevent contamination.
• Be sure to route the power cord to the outlet in a way that will prevent the cord from being tripped over or interfered with by
chairs or other furniture.
• This device is activated when the power cord is connected.
• For safe operation when using a humidifier, the humidifier must always be positioned below the breathing circuit connection at
the mask and the air outlet on the device. The humidifier must be level for proper operation.
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Note: Please see the “Limited Warranty” section of this manual for information on warranty coverage.
Cautions
A Caution indicates the possibility of damage to the device.
• Pins of connectors should not be touched. Connections should not be made to these connectors unless ESD precautionary
procedures are used. Precautionary procedures include methods to prevent build-up of electrostatic charge (e.g., air conditioning,
humidification, conductive floor coverings, non-synthetic clothing), discharging one’s body to the frame of the equipment or
system or to earth or a large metal object, and bonding oneself by means of a wrist strap to the equipment or system or to earth.
• Before operating the device, ensure that the SD card cover is replaced whenever any of the accessories such as the Link Module
or Modem are not installed. Refer to the instructions that came with your accessory.
• Condensation may damage the device. If this device has been exposed to either very hot or very cold temperatures, allow it to
adjust to room temperature (operating temperature) before starting therapy. Do not operate the device outside of the operating
temperature range shown in the Specifications.
• Do not use extension cords with this device.
• Do not place the device directly onto carpet, fabric, or other flammable materials.
• Do not place the device in or on any container that can collect or hold water.
• A properly installed, undamaged reusable foam inlet filter is required for proper operation.
• Tobacco smoke may cause tar build-up within the device, which may result in the device malfunctioning.
• Dirty inlet filters may cause high operating temperatures that may affect device performance. Regularly examine the inlet filters as
needed for integrity and cleanliness.
• Never install a wet filter into the device. You must ensure sufficient drying time for the cleaned filter.
• When DC power is obtained from a vehicle battery, the device should not be used while the vehicle’s engine is running. Damage
to the device may occur.
• Only use a Respironics DC Power Cord and Battery Adapter Cable. Use of any other system may cause damage to the device.
Contraindications
When assessing the relative risks and benefits of using this equipment, the clinician should understand that this device can deliver
pressures up to 20 cm H2O. In the event of certain fault conditions, a maximum pressure of 30 cm H2O is possible. Studies have
shown that the following pre-existing conditions may contraindicate the use of CPAP therapy for some patients:
• Bullous Lung Disease
• Pathologically Low Blood Pressure
• Bypassed Upper Airway
• Pneumothorax
• Pneumocephalus has been reported in a patient using nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Caution should be used when
prescribing CPAP for susceptible patients such as those with: cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leaks, abnormalities of the cribriform
plate, prior history of head trauma, and/or pneumocephalus. (Chest 1989; 96:1425-1426)
The use of positive airway pressure therapy may be temporarily contraindicated if you exhibit signs of a sinus or middle ear
infection. Not for use with patients whose upper airways are bypassed. Contact your health care professional if you have any
questions concerning your therapy.
Symbol Key
The following symbols may appear on the device and power supply:
SYMBOL
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Consult accompanying instructions for use.
Separate collection for electrical and electronic
equipment per EC Directive 2002/96/EC.
DC Power
Drip Proof Equipment
Type BF Applied Part
For Indoor Use Only
Class II (Double Insulated)
Do not disassemble.
For Airline Use. Complies with RTCA/DO-160F
section 21, category M.
Use only with power supply 1058190.
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System Contents
Your REMstar Pro C-Flex+ system includes the following items:
• Device
• Reusable gray foam filter
• User manual
• Disposable ultra-fine filter (optional)
• Carrying case
• Side cover panel
• Power cord and power supply
• SD card
• Flexible tubing, 22 mm (optional 15 mm tubing is also available)
• Humidifier (optional)
Note: If any of these items are missing, contact your home care provider.
System Overview
The REMstar Pro C-Flex+ is a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device designed for the treatment of
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). CPAP maintains a constant level of pressure throughout the breathing cycle.
When prescribed for you, the device provides several special features to help make your therapy more comfortable.
The ramp function allows you to lower the pressure when you are trying to fall asleep. The air pressure will gradually
increase until your prescription pressure is reached. You also have the option of not using the ramp feature at all.
Additionally, the C-Flex and C-Flex+ comfort features provide you with pressure relief when you exhale during
therapy.
Several accessories are also available for use with your REMstar Pro device. Contact your home care provider to
purchase any accessories not included with your system.
SD Card (Accessory) Slot
SD Card Cover
Air Outlet Port
Power Inlet
Tab
Filter Area
Side Cover
This figure illustrates some of the device features, described in the following table.
DEVICE FEATURE
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DESCRIPTION
Air Outlet Port
(conical, 22 mm)
Connect the flexible tubing here.
SD Card (Accessory) Slot
If applicable, insert the optional accessory SD card here.
SD Card Cover
If applicable, the optional accessories such as a Link Module or Modem can be installed here.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the accessory. When not using an accessory, this
cover must be in place on the device.
Power Inlet
Connect the power cord here.
Filter Area
A reusable, gray foam filter must be placed in the filter area to screen out normal household
dust and pollens. A white ultra-fine filter can also be used for more complete filtration of very
fine particles.
Side Cover
If using a humidifier with the device, this side cover can be easily removed with the release
tab before attaching the humidifier. Refer to the humidifier manual. When not using a
humidifier, this cover must be in place on the device.
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Control Buttons
LCD Display Screen
Humidifier Icon &
Number Settings
Control Wheel/Push Button
Ramp Button
This figure shows the primary control buttons on the device, described in the following table.
FEATURE
DESCRIPTION
Display Screen
Shows therapy settings, patient data, and other messages. The startup screen is shown temporarily
when the unit is first powered.
Humidifier Icon
This Icon lights up when the optional humidifier is attached and heat is being applied. The humidifier
number settings are only visible when the humidifier is attached and therapy is active. Please refer to
the humidifier user manual for more information.
Control Wheel/Push
Button
Turn the wheel to toggle between options on the screen. Press the wheel to choose an option.
Primary function is to turn airflow on/off.
Ramp Button
When the airflow is on, this button allows you to activate or restart the ramp function. This button
lights up when therapy is active or during specific alerts.
Available Therapies
The REMstar Pro C-Flex+ device delivers the following therapies:
• CPAP – Delivers Continuous Positive Airway Pressure; CPAP maintains a constant level of pressure throughout
the breathing cycle. If your health care professional prescribed ramp for you, press the Ramp button to reduce the
pressure and then gradually increase the pressure to the therapeutic pressure setting so that you can fall asleep
more comfortably.
• CPAP with C-Flex – Delivers CPAP therapy with pressure relief upon exhalation to improve patient comfort
based on patient needs.
• CPAP with C-Flex+ – Delivers CPAP therapy with pressure relief taking place at the end of inhalation and at the
start of exhalation to improve patient comfort based on patient needs.
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Installing the Air Filters
CAUTION: A properly installed, undamaged gray foam filter is required for proper operation.
The device uses a gray foam filter that is washable and reusable, and a white ultra-fine filter that is disposable. The
reusable filter screens out normal household dust and pollens, while the ultra-fine filter provides more complete
filtration of very fine particles. The gray reusable filter must be in place at all times when the device is operating. The
ultra-fine filter is recommended for people who are sensitive to tobacco smoke or other small particles.
The reusable gray foam filter is supplied with the device. A disposable ultra-fine filter may also be included. If your
filter is not already installed when you receive your device, you must at least install the reusable gray foam filter
before using the device. To install the filter(s):
1. If you are using the white disposable ultra-fine filter, insert it into the filter area first, mesh-side facing in, towards the device.
2. Insert the required gray foam filter into the filter area after the ultra-fine filter.
Note: If you are not using the white disposable filter, simply insert the gray foam filter into the filter area.
Connecting the Breathing Circuit
To use the system, you will need the following accessories in order to assemble the recommended circuit:
• Respironics interface (nasal mask or full face mask) with integrated exhalation port, or Respironics interface with a
separate exhalation device (such as the Whisper Swivel II)
WARNING: If you are using a full face mask (a mask covering both your mouth and your nose), the mask must be
equipped with a safety (entrainment) valve.
• Respironics 22 mm flexible tubing, 1.83 m (6 ft.) (optional Respironics 15 mm tubing for compatible devices)
• Respironics headgear (for the mask)
WARNING: If the device is used by multiple persons (such as rental devices), a low-resistance, main flow bacteria filter
should be installed in-line between the device and the circuit tubing to prevent contamination.
To connect your breathing circuit to the device, complete the following steps:
1. Connect the flexible tubing to the air outlet on the side of the device.
WARNING: If you are using the optional Respironics 15 mm tubing, the device tubing type setting must be set to 15. If
your device does not have the tubing type setting, you must use the Respironics 22 mm tubing.
Note: If required, connect a bacteria filter to the device air outlet, and then connect the flexible tubing to the
outlet of the bacteria filter.
Note: When using the bacteria filter, the device performance may be affected. However, the device will remain
functional and deliver therapy.
2. Connect the tubing to the mask. Refer to the instructions that came with your mask.
3. Attach the headgear to the mask if necessary. Refer to the instructions that came with your headgear.
Where to Place the Device
Place the device on a firm, flat surface somewhere within easy reach of where you will use it at a level lower than your
sleeping position. Make sure the filter area on the back of the device is not blocked by bedding, curtains, or other items.
Air must flow freely around the device for the system to work properly. Make sure the device is away from any heating
or cooling equipment (e.g., forced air vents, radiators, air conditioners).
CAUTION: Do not place the device directly onto carpet, fabric, or other flammable materials.
CAUTION: Do not place the device in or on any container that can collect or hold water.
Supplying AC Power to the Device
CAUTION: Condensation may damage the device. If this device has been exposed to either very hot or very cold
temperatures, allow it to adjust to room temperature (operating temperature) before starting therapy. Do not
operate the device outside of the operating temperature range shown in the Specifications.
WARNING: Be sure to route the power cord to the outlet in a way that will prevent the cord from being tripped
over or interfered with by chairs or other furniture.
WARNING: This device is activated when the power cord is connected.
IMPORTANT: If you are using your device with a humidifier, refer to the instructions included with your
humidifier for details on how to power the device and humidifier.
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Complete the following steps to operate the device using AC power:
1. Plug the socket end of the AC power cord (included) into the power supply (also included).
2. Plug the pronged end of the AC power cord into an electrical outlet that is not controlled by a wall switch.
3. Plug the power supply cord’s connector into the power inlet on the back of the device.
4. Ensure that all connections are secure.
IMPORTANT: To remove AC power, disconnect the power supply cord from the electrical outlet.
WARNING: Periodically inspect electrical cords and cables for damage or signs of wear. Discontinue use and
replace if damaged.
CAUTION: Do not use extension cords with this device.
Navigating the Device Screens
Turn the wheel to toggle between options and settings on the screen. Press the wheel to choose an option or setting
that is highlighted. If you choose “Back” or the
icon on any screen, it will take you back to the previous screen.
Note: The screens shown throughout this manual are examples only. Actual screens may vary slightly. Examples are
for reference only.
Note: Your device will either display in “Icon Mode”, or “Text Mode”. Examples will be shown in both modes.
Starting the Device
1. Supply power to the device.
2. The Home screen will appear, shown below.
Home Screen - Icon Mode
Home Screen - Text Mode
Note: “Flex” shown above (in Text mode only) will display as the current Flex setting chosen by the provider.
Note: The SD card icon will display next to “Info” or the
icon, if the SD card is inserted.
3. Put on your mask assembly.
Note: If you are having trouble with your mask, refer to the instructions supplied with the mask.
4. Turn the wheel to toggle between the four options. Highlight “Therapy” or the
icon. Press the wheel to turn on the
airflow and begin therapy. The Therapy screen will appear which will show the current pressure setting being delivered
(example shown below).
Therapy Screen
Note: The SD card icon will display in the lower left corner if the SD card is inserted.
Note: If the Ramp feature is on, the Ramp icon will display in the lower right corner.
5. Make sure that no air is leaking from your mask into your eyes. If necessary, adjust the mask and headgear until the
air leak stops. See the instructions provided with your mask for more information.
Note: A small amount of mask leak is normal and acceptable. Correct large mask leaks or eye irritation from an air
leak as soon as possible.
6. If you are using the device in a bed with a headboard, try placing the tubing over the headboard. This may reduce
tension on the mask.
7. Press the wheel again to turn off therapy and return to the Home screen.
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Ramp Feature
The device is equipped with an optional ramp feature that your home care provider can enable or disable. This
feature reduces the air pressure when you are trying to fall asleep and then gradually increases (ramps) the pressure
until your prescription setting is reached, allowing you to fall asleep more comfortably.
) button on the top of the
If ramp is enabled on your device, after you turn on the airflow, press the RAMP (
device. You can use the RAMP button as often as you wish during the night.
Note: If the Ramp feature is on, the Ramp icon (
) will display in the lower right corner of the Therapy screen.
Note: If the Ramp feature is disabled, nothing will happen when you press the RAMP button.
Flex Screen (
)
From the Home screen, highlight “Flex” or the
Flex Screen - Icon Mode
icon and press the wheel. The following Flex screen will appear.
Flex Screen - Text Mode
Note: “Flex” shown above (in Text mode only) will display as the current Flex setting chosen by the provider.
• Flex (
) - The Flex comfort feature allows you to adjust the level of air pressure relief that you feel when
you exhale during therapy.Your home care provider can enable, lock or disable this feature. When your provider
enables Flex, a level will already be set for you on the device. If this is not comfortable, you can increase or decrease
the setting. The setting of “1” provides a small amount of pressure relief, with higher numbers providing additional
relief. If the provider has disabled this feature, the flex screen will display “Flex is disabled”. If the provider has
locked this feature, a lock symbol will display next to the setting.
Note: This same setting is also available under the “Setup” screen.
• Flex demo (
) - The Flex setting allows you to set the Flex level prior to beginning therapy. The Flex
demo setting allows you to try out the different Flex settings in real time. After a period of time of inactivity, the
device will stop therapy and will use the last Flex demo setting as the new Flex setting for your device. When
therapy is again started from the Home screen, the device will operate using the new Flex setting.
Setup Screen (
)
From the Home screen, highlight “Setup” or the
icon and press the wheel. The following Setup screen will
appear. The user can change settings in the Setup menu.
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Note: The screen will only show 4 lines at a time. As you rotate the Wheel to toggle over different options the
screen will slide up and down accordingly. If the text is too long to completely fit on the screen, it will scroll horizontally
across the screen when highlighted.
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• Flex (
) - This displays the Flex level set by your home care provider. Your home care provider will either
enable, lock, or disable Flex. If Flex is enabled and the setting is not comfortable, you can increase or decrease this
setting. If your provider has locked a Flex setting into place, you can view the setting but cannot change it, and the
screen will display a lock symbol ( ). If your provider has disabled Flex, you will not see this setting.
Note: This same setting is also available under the “Flex” screen.
• SYSTEM ONE humidification (
) - System One humidity control maintains a consistent mask humidity
by monitoring and adjusting for changes in room temperature and room humidity. You can enable (1) or disable (0)
this feature. If the System One humidity control has been disabled, the classic style of basic temperature controlled
heated humidification will be used. This will only display if the humidifier is attached.
• Humidifier (
) - This setting allows you to choose the desired humidity setting: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. If
the System One humidity control has been disabled, the classic style of basic temperature controlled heated
humidification will be used and the display will show: 0, C1, C2, C3, C4 or C5 for these settings. This will only
display if the humidifier is attached. Please refer to the humidifier manual if using a humidifier.
• Ramp Start (
) - This displays the ramp starting pressure. You can increase or decrease the ramp starting
pressure in 0.5 cm H2O increments. This is only available if Ramp time has been set to >0 and CPAP pressure >4
cm H2O.
• Tubing Type (
) - This setting allows you to select the correct size diameter tubing that you are using with the
device. You can choose either “22” for any Respironics 22 mm tubing, or “15” for the optional Respironics 15 mm tubing.
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•
WARNING: If you are using the optional Respironics 15 mm tubing, the device tubing type setting must be set to
15. If your device does not have the tubing type setting, you must use the Respironics 22 mm tubing.
SYSTEM ONE resistance (
) - This setting allows you to adjust the level of air pressure relief based on the
specific Respironics mask. Each Respironics mask may have a “System One” resistance control setting. Contact
your home care provider if you cannot find this resistance setting for your mask. If your provider has locked
the resistance setting into place, you can view the setting but cannot change it, and the screen will display a lock
symbol. If your provider has disabled resistance, you will not see this setting.
1 ) - You can enable (1) this feature if you want the device to automatically turn the airflow on
Auto on (
whenever you apply the interface (mask) to your airway. You can also disable (0) this feature.
0 ) - You can enable (1) this feature if you want the device to automatically turn the airflow off
Auto off (
whenever you remove the interface (mask) from your airway. You can also disable (0) this feature.
Mask alert (
) - You can enable (1) or disable (0) the mask alert setting. If this feature is enabled, the mask
alert will appear on the display screen when a significant mask leak is detected, and an audible alert will sound.
Refer to the Device Alerts section for more information about the mask alert.
Humidifier LED backlight (
) - You can enable (1) or disable (0) the LED backlight for the humidifier number
settings on the device.
Note: If the Humidifier LED Backlight is enabled or disabled, the humidifier icon will always remains on (if humidifier
is attached and heat is being applied), but will dim after 30 seconds of inactivity.
• Language (
) - If available on your device, this feature allows you to choose which language to display on
the interface when in “Text mode”. You can choose English (EN), German (DE), French (FR), Spanish (ES), Italian
(IT), or Brazilian Portuguese (BR). You can also turn off (0) text mode which means the device will display the
“Icon Mode” on the interface.
Note: Both “Icon Mode” and English “Text Mode” are shown throughout this guide for your reference.
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Info Screen (
)
From the Home screen, highlight “Info” or the
icon and press the wheel. The following Info screen will appear. The
user cannot change settings in the Info menu.
Note: These screens are only for reference.Your home care provider may periodically ask you for this information.
Days > 4
Large leak
Info Screen - Icon Mode
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Info Screen - Text Mode
Note: The screen will only show 4 lines at a time. As you rotate the wheel to toggle over different options the
screen will slide up and down accordingly.
Status (
) - This displays information sent from a peripheral (SD card
, modem
, etc.). If two peripherals
are attached, two lines will appear with corresponding icons.
Note: This will not display if no peripherals are being used.
Phone-in (
) - This screen displays the total therapy hours for the device ( ), the total blower hours (
),
and the total number of days used when the sessions were greater than 4 hours since the device was last reset by
the home care provider (
). This screen also displays a compliance check number (
) used by your home care
provider to validate that the data provided by you is the data taken from this screen. This setting only appears if
your provider has enabled this feature.
Therapy hours ( ) - The device is capable of recognizing the difference between the time the patient is actually
receiving therapy and the time when the blower is simply running. This screen displays the average amount of time
the patient is actually receiving therapy on the device over a 7 day and 30 day time frame (provided the device has
at least 7 or 30 days of data respectively). If the device has only 5 days of data to use for the calculation, the 5 day
average value will be seen under the 7 day display.
Days > 4 (
) - This screen displays the cumulative number of device therapy sessions that exceeded 4 hours
over a 7 day and 30 day time frame.
Large leak ( ) - During any given night, the device recognizes the percentage of time the patient was experiencing
what it deemed to be a large leak. Large leak is defined as the level of leak that is so large, it is no longer possible
to determine respiratory events with statistical accuracy. This screen displays the average of these individual nightly
values of percentage of time in large leak over a 7 day and 30 day time frame (provided the device has at least 7 or 30
days of data respectively). If the device has only 5 days of data to use for the calculation, the 5 day average value will be
seen under the 7 day display. If you see a large increase in the percent of time in large leak indicated here, contact your
home care provider for assistance. This screen only displays if your home care provider has enabled it.
AHI (
) - The device accumulates individual Apnea/Hypopnea indices (AHI) for each session the patient used
the device. This screen displays the average of these individual nightly AHI values over a 7 day and 30 day time frame
(provided the device has at least 7 or 30 days of data respectively). If the device has only 5 days of data to use for
the calculation, the 5 day average value will be seen under the 7 day display. This screen only displays if your home
care provider has enabled it.
Periodic Breathing (
) - During any given night, the device recognizes the percentage of time the patient
was experiencing periodic breathing. This screen displays the average of these individual nightly values of periodic
breathing over a 7 day and 30 day time frame (provided the device has at least 7 or 30 days of data respectively). If
the device has only 5 days of data to use for the calculation, the 5 day average value will be seen under the 7 day
display. If you see a large increase in the percent of time in periodic breathing indicated here, contact your home
care provider for assistance. This screen only displays if your home care provider has enabled it.
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Device Alerts
• High Priority: These alerts require immediate operator response. The alert signal consists of a high priority sound,
which is a continuous two-beep pattern (indicated in the following table as: • • • •). Additionally, the backlights on
the buttons will provide a high priority flashing pattern consisting of a continuous, bright-to-off, two-flash pattern
(indicated in the following table as: ◊◊ ◊◊).
• Medium Priority: These alerts require prompt operator response. The alert signal consists of a medium priority
sound, which is a continuous one-beep pattern (indicated in the following table as: • •). Additionally, the backlights
on the buttons will provide a medium priority flashing pattern consisting of a continuous, bright-to-dim, one-flash
pattern (indicated in the following table as: ◊ ◊).
Alert Summary Table: The following table summarizes the alerts.
ALERT
Service Required
Mask Alert
AUDIBLE
INDICATOR
•• ••
• •
VISUAL
INDICATOR
single beep
none
Device failure.
Press either the wheel or ramp
button to silence the alert.
Remove the power supply cord
from the device to remove power.
Plug the cord back into the
device’s power inlet to restore
power. If the alert continues to
occur, contact your home care
provider.
◊ ◊
Alert present until
action is taken.
The breathing
circuit is
disconnected
or there is a
large air leak.
Turn off airflow. Check your
breathing circuit connections
and reconnect the tubing if it has
come loose. Make sure your
mask is on properly before you
restart the airflow. If the alert
continues to occur, contact your
home care provider to have your
mask checked.You may need a
mask refitting.
The airflow shuts
off and the device
enters the Standby
state approximately
45-60 seconds
after detection.
Alert present for
30 seconds or until
user acknowledges.
The mask has Put your mask back on and turn
been removed. the airflow on to resume therapy.
Only displayed when
both the humidifier
and therapy is on.
Humidifier
failure.
Alert is present for 12 minutes or
until the condition is fixed.Turn
off airflow and reconnect the
humidifier to the device according
to the humidifier instructions.
If the alert continues to occur,
contact your home care provider.
Only displayed when
therapy is off.
Message from
the provider.
Your home care provider may
send an instant message. Contact
your home care provider with any
questions.
Screen displays
“Auto off” or the
following animated
symbol.
◊ ◊
Humidifier LED
icon will flash on
the device.
Instant Message
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single beep
PATIENT ACTION
The device enters
the “Safe state” in
which the device
power remains on,
but the airflow is
disabled.
◊◊ ◊◊
0
Humidifier Alert
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
Screen displays
“Service required”,
or the following
animated symbol.
Screen displays
“Mask alert” or
the following
animated symbol.
Auto Off
DEVICE ACTION
Home care
provider will
supply text to be
displayed.
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ALERT
AUDIBLE
INDICATOR
VISUAL
INDICATOR
DEVICE ACTION
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
PATIENT ACTION
Patient Reminder
single beep
Screen displays
message from the
provider or the
following symbol.
Only displayed when
therapy transitions
from on to off.
Alert present for
6 minutes or until
user acknowledges.
Message from
the provider.
Your home care provider may
set a patient reminder scheduled
to pop up at a particular time to
remind you to replace your mask,
change your filters, etc.“Check
your mask, a new one may be
available. Call your provider.” is the
default message.The provider may
change the message.
SD Card: Prescription
Accepted
single beep
Screen displays
“SD card inserted,
prescription
accepted” or the
following symbol.
Alert present for
30 seconds or until
user acknowledges.
n/a
Card status can be checked in
Status menu.
SD Card: Prescription
Rejected
single beep
◊ ◊
Alert present for
30 seconds or until
user acknowledges.
Prescription
missing or
incorrect.
Contact your home care provider
for correct prescription.
Alert present until
action is taken.
SD card
inserted
incorrectly.
Alert is present until card is
removed. Remove SD card and
reinsert correctly. If the alert
continues to occur, contact your
home care provider.
Alert present until
action is taken.
SD card is full.
Alert is present until card is
removed. Card status can be
checked in the Status menu.
Remove SD card and replace.
Alert present for
30 seconds or until
user acknowledges.
SD card has
No action needed.
been removed.
Screen displays
“SD card inserted,
prescription
rejected” or the
following symbol.
SD Card: Inserted
Incorrectly
• •
SD Card: Full
• •
◊ ◊
Screen displays
“SD card inserted
incorrectly” or the
following symbol.
◊ ◊
Screen displays
“SD card full”
or the following
animated symbol.
SD Card: Remove
single beep
◊ ◊
Screen displays
“SD card
removed” or the
following symbol.
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ALERT
AUDIBLE
INDICATOR
VISUAL
INDICATOR
SD Card: Data
Activity
single beep
Screen displays
“Data activity: Do
not remove card”
or the following
animated symbol.
Alert present until
user acknowledges
or data activity
complete.
n/a
Only displayed immediately after
therapy is turned off when data is
transferring to the card.
◊ ◊
Alert present until
action is taken.
A problem
exists with the
SD card.The
data may be
corrupted.
Choose “yes” (or the checkmark
icon) to reformat the card. Screen
displays “Reformatting... do not
remove card” or the following
animated symbol.
SD Card: Corrupt
• •
Screen displays
“Corrupt card
inserted reformat
card?” or the
following symbol.
SD Card: Remove
and Reinsert
• •
◊ ◊
Screen displays
“SD card error:
remove and
reinsert” or the
following animated
symbol.
DEVICE ACTION
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
PATIENT ACTION
If you choose no, the alert will
disappear and the card will
not be reformatted. Note:Any
information on the card will be
lost when reformatted. Contact
your home care provider with any
questions.
Alert present until
action is taken.
Device cannot
read the
SD card.A
problem may
exist with the
SD card or
it is inserted
incorrectly.
Remove SD card and reinsert.
If the alert continues to occur,
replace with another card or
contact your home care provider.
Modem: Making Call
single beep
Modem will
display its own
icon on the device.
Refer to modem
instruction manual.
Alert present for 30
seconds after call
sequence or until
user acknowledges.
Refer to
modem
instruction
manual.
If modem is making call while
therapy is active, alert for call
sequence is not displayed.
Modem: Unsuccessful
Call
single beep
Alert present for
◊ ◊
30 seconds or until
Modem will
user acknowledges.
display its own
icon on the device.
Refer to modem
instruction manual.
Refer to
modem
instruction
manual.
No action needed.
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Troubleshooting
The table below lists some of the problems you may experience with your device and possible solutions to those problems.
PROBLEM
WHY IT HAPPENED
WHAT TO DO
Nothing happens when you
apply power to the device. The
backlights on the buttons do
not light.
There’s no power at the
outlet or the device is
unplugged.
If you are using AC power, check the outlet and verify that the
device is properly plugged in. Make sure there is power available
at the outlet. Make sure the AC power cord is connected
correctly to the power supply and the power supply cord is
securely connected to the device’s power inlet. If the problem
continues to occur, contact your home care provider. Return
both the device and power supply to your provider, so they can
determine if the problem is with the device or power supply.
If you are using DC power, make sure your DC power cord and
battery adaptor cable connections are secure. Check your battery.
It may need recharged or replaced. If the problem persists, check
the DC cord’s fuse following the instructions supplied with your
DC cord. The fuse may need to be replaced. If the problem still
occurs, contact your home care provider.
The airflow does not turn on.
There may be a problem
with the blower.
Make sure the device is powered correctly. Make sure “Therapy”
is highlighted when pressing the control wheel to start airflow. If
the airflow does not turn on, there may be a problem with your
device. Contact your home care provider for assistance.
The device’s display is erratic.
The device has been
dropped or mishandled,
or the device is in an area
with high Electromagnetic
Interference (EMI)
emissions.
Unplug the device. Reapply power to the device. If the problem
continues, relocate the device to an area with lower EMI
emissions (away from electronic equipment such as cellular
phones, cordless phones, computers, TVs, electronic games, hair
dryers, etc.). If the problem still occurs, contact your home care
provider for assistance.
The Ramp feature does not
work when you press the Ramp
button.
Your home care provider
did not prescribe Ramp
for you, or your CPAP
pressure is already set to
the minimum setting.
If Ramp has not been prescribed for you, discuss this feature
with your home care provider to see if they will change your
prescription.
If your provider has enabled Ramp, but the feature still does
not work, check the CPAP setting on your Active Display
screen. If CPAP is set to the minimum setting (4.0 cm H2O), or
the starting pressure is the same as the prescribed pressure,
the Ramp feature will not work. Make sure that the ramp time
setting is >0.
The airflow is much warmer
than usual.
The air filters may be dirty.
Clean or replace the air filters.
The temperature of the air may vary somewhat based on your
room temperature. Make sure that the device is properly
ventilated. Keep the device away from bedding or curtains that
could block the flow of air around the device. Make sure the
device is away from direct sunlight and heating equipment.
If using the humidifier with the device, check the humidifier
settings. Refer to the humidifier instructions to make sure the
humidifier is working properly.
If the problem continues, contact your home care provider.
The device may be
operating in direct sunlight
or near a heater.
The airflow pressure feels too
high or too low.
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The Tubing type setting may
be incorrect.
Make sure the Tubing type setting (22 or 15) matches the tubing
that you are using (Respironics 22 mm tubing, or the optional
Respironics 15 mm tubing).
If you do not see the Tubing type setting in the setup menu, you
must use the Respironics 22 mm tubing.
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Accessories
There are several accessories available for your REMstar Pro C-Flex+ system such as a humidifier or a modem.
Contact your home care provider for additional information on the available accessories. When using optional
accessories, always follow the instructions enclosed with the accessories.
CAUTION: Pins of connectors should not be touched. Connections should not be made to these connectors
unless ESD precautionary procedures are used. Precautionary procedures include methods to prevent build-up
of electrostatic charge (e.g., air conditioning, humidification, conductive floor coverings, non-synthetic clothing),
discharging one’s body to the frame of the equipment or system or to earth or a large metal object, and bonding
oneself by means of a wrist strap to the equipment or system or to earth.
Adding a Humidifier
You can use the Heated humidifier or the Passover humidifier with your device. They are available from your home
care provider. A humidifier may reduce nasal dryness and irritation by adding moisture to the airflow.
WARNING: For safe operation, the humidifier must always be positioned below the breathing circuit
connection at the mask and the air outlet on the device. The humidifier must be level for proper operation.
Note: Refer to the humidifier’s instructions for complete setup information.
Using the SD Card
The REMstar Pro C-Flex+ system comes with an SD card inserted in the SD card slot on the back of the device to
record information for the home care provider.Your home care provider may ask you to periodically remove the
SD card and send it to them for evaluation.
Note: If the SD card is inserted in the device, the SD card icon (
) will display next to “Info” on the Home
screen and it will also display in the lower left corner of the Therapy screen.
Note: The SD card does not need to be installed for the device to work properly. The SD card records device
usage information for your home care provider.You can refer to the Device Alerts section in this manual for
more information on the SD card. Contact your provider if you have any questions about the SD card.
Adding Supplemental Oxygen
Oxygen may be added at the mask connection. Please note the warnings listed below when using oxygen with the
device.
WARNINGS:
• When using oxygen with this system, the oxygen supply must comply with local regulations for medical oxygen.
• Oxygen supports combustion. Oxygen should not be used while smoking or in the presence of an open flame.
• When using oxygen with this system, a Respironics Pressure Valve must be placed in-line with the patient circuit
between the device and the oxygen source. The pressure valve helps prevent the backflow of oxygen from the
patient circuit into the device when the unit is off. Failure to use the pressure valve could result in a fire hazard.
Note: Refer to the pressure valve’s instructions for complete setup information.
• When using oxygen with this system, turn the device on before turning on the oxygen. Turn the oxygen off
before turning the device off. This will prevent oxygen accumulation in the device.
• Do not connect the device to an unregulated or high pressure oxygen source.
Supplying DC Power to the Device
The Respironics DC Power Cord can be used to operate this device in a stationary recreational vehicle, boat, or
motor home. The Respironics DC Battery Adapter Cable, when used with the DC Power Cord, enables the device
to be operated from a 12 VDC free-standing battery.
CAUTION: When DC power is obtained from a vehicle battery, the device should not be used while the
vehicle’s engine is running. Damage to the device may occur.
CAUTION: Only use a Respironics DC Power Cord and Battery Adapter Cable. Use of any other system may
cause damage to the device.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the DC Power Cord and adapter cable for information on how to operate
the device using DC power.
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Traveling with the System
When traveling, the carrying case is for carry-on luggage only. The carrying case will not protect the system if it is put
through checked baggage.
For your convenience at security stations, there is a note on the bottom of the device stating that it is medical
equipment and is suitable for airline use. It may be helpful to bring this manual along with you to help security
personnel understand the REMstar Pro C-Flex+ device.
If you are traveling to a country with a line voltage different than the one you are currently using, a different power
cord or an international plug adaptor may be required to make your power cord compatible with the power outlets
of the country to which you are traveling. Contact your home care provider for additional information.
Airline Travel
The REMstar Pro C-Flex+ device is suitable for use on airlines when the device is operating from an AC or DC
power source.
Note: It is not suitable for airline use with any of the modems or humidifiers installed in the unit.
Cleaning the Device
WARNING: To avoid electrical shock, always unplug the power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning the
device. DO NOT immerse the device in any fluids.
1. Unplug the device, and wipe the outside of the device with a cloth slightly dampened with water and a mild
detergent. Let the device dry completely before plugging in the power cord.
2. Inspect the device and all circuit parts for damage after cleaning. Replace any damaged parts.
Cleaning or Replacing the Filters
Under normal usage, you should clean the gray foam filter at least once every two weeks and replace it with a new
one every six months. The white ultra-fine filter is disposable and should be replaced after 30 nights of use or sooner
if it appears dirty. DO NOT clean the ultra-fine filter.
CAUTION: Dirty inlet filters may cause high operating temperatures that may affect device performance.
Regularly examine the inlet filters as needed for integrity and cleanliness.
1. If the device is operating, stop the airflow. Disconnect the device from the power source.
2. Remove the filter(s) from the enclosure by gently squeezing the filter in the center and pulling it away from the
device.
3. Examine the filter(s) for cleanliness and integrity.
4. Wash the gray foam filter in warm water with a mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly to remove all detergent residue.
Allow the filter to air dry completely before reinstalling it. If the foam filter is torn, replace it. (Only Respironicssupplied filters should be used as replacement filters.)
5. If the white ultra-fine filter is dirty or torn, replace it.
6. Reinstall the filters, inserting the white ultra-fine filter first if applicable.
CAUTION: Never install a wet filter into the device. You must ensure sufficient drying time for the cleaned filter.
Cleaning the Tubing
Clean the tubing before first use and daily. Disconnect the flexible tubing from the device. Gently wash the tubing in a
solution of warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly. Air dry.
Service
The device does not require routine servicing.
WARNING: If you notice any unexplained changes in the performance of this device, if it is making unusual or
harsh sounds, if it has been dropped or mishandled, if water is spilled into the enclosure, or if the enclosure is
broken, disconnect the power cord and discontinue use. Contact your home care provider.
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Specifications
Environmental
Operating Temperature: 5° to 35° C (41° to 95° F)
Storage Temperature: -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
Relative Humidity (operating & storage): 15 to 95% (non-condensing)
Atmospheric Pressure: 101 to 77 kPa (0 - 2286 m / 0 - 7500 ft)
Physical
Dimensions: 18 x 14 x 10 cm (7” L x 5.5” W x 4” H)
Weight (Device with power supply): Approximately 1.53 kg (3.37 lbs)
Standards Compliance This device is designed to conform to the following standards:
IEC 60601-1 General Requirements for Safety of Medical Electrical Equipment
EN ISO 17510-1 Sleep Apnea Breathing Therapy Devices
EN 60601-1-2 Electromagnetic Compatibility
RTCA/DO-160F section 21, category M; Emission of Radio Frequency Energy
IEC 60601-1 Classification
Type of Protection Against Electric Shock: Class II Equipment
Degree of Protection Against Electric Shock: Type BF Applied Part
Degree of Protection against Ingress of Water (device & AC power supply): Drip Proof, IPX1
Mode of Operation: Continuous
Electrical
AC Power Consumption: 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.1 A
DC Power Consumption: 12 VDC, 5.0 A
Fuses: There are no user-replaceable fuses.
Noise
Sound Pressure Level: < 30 dB(A)
This measurement applies to the therapy device with or without the optional Humidifier.
Sound Power Level: < 38 dB(A)
Pressure Accuracy
Pressure Increments: 4.0 to 20.0 cm H2O (in 0.5 cm H2O increments)
Pressure Stability:
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Static
Dynamic
< 10 cm H2O
Dynamic
≥ 10.0 to 20 cm H2O
Device
± 0.5 cm H2O
≤ 0.5 cm H2O
≤ 1.0 cm H2O
Device w/ Humidifier
± 0.5 cm H2O
≤ 0.5 cm H2O
≤ 1.0 cm H2O
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Maximum Flow Rate (typical)
Test pressures (cm H2O)
22 mm
tubing
15 mm
tubing
18
4.0
8.0
12.0
16.0
20.0
Measured pressure at the patient
connection port (cm H2O)
3.6
7.5
11.0
15.0
19.0
Average flow at the patient
connection port (l/min)
84.1
135.2
154.5
146.9
128.7
Measured pressure at the patient
connection port (cm H2O)
3.8
7.0
11.0
15.0
19.0
Average flow at the patient
connection port (l/min)
85.1
120.7
121.6
119.3
119.2
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Disposal
Separate collection for electrical and electronic equipment per EC Directive 2002/96/EC. Dispose of this device in
accordance with local regulations.
How to Contact Respironics
To have your device serviced, contact your home care provider. If you need to contact Respironics directly, call the
Respironics Customer Service department at 1-724-387-4000 or +49 8152 93060.You can also use the following
addresses:
Respironics, Inc.
1001 Murry Ridge Lane
Murrysville, PA 15668
Respironics Deutschland
Gewerbestrasse 17
82211 Herrsching, Germany
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Limited Warranty
Respironics, Inc. warrants that the system shall be free from defects of workmanship and materials and will perform in
accordance with the product specifications for a period of two (2) years from the date of sale by Respironics, Inc. to
the dealer. If the product fails to perform in accordance with the product specifications, Respironics, Inc. will repair
or replace – at its option – the defective material or part. Respironics, Inc. will pay customary freight charges from
Respironics, Inc. to the dealer location only. This warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse,
alteration, water ingress, and other defects not related to material or workmanship. The Respironics, Inc. Service
department shall examine any devices returned for service, and Respironics, Inc. reserves the right to charge an
evaluation fee for any returned device as to which no problem is found after investigation by Respironics, Inc. Service.
This warranty is non-transferable by unauthorized distributors of Respironics, Inc. products and reserves the right
to charge dealers for warranty service of failed product not purchased directly from Respironics or authorized
distributors.
Respironics, Inc. disclaims all liability for economic loss, loss of profits, overhead, or consequential damages which
may be claimed to arise from any sale or use of this product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty is given in lieu of all other express warranties. In addition, any implied warranties – including any
warranty of merchantability or fitness for the particular purpose – are limited to two years. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
To exercise your rights under this warranty, contact your local authorized Respironics, Inc. dealer or contact
Respironics, Inc. at:
1001 Murry Ridge Lane
Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668-8550
1-724-387-4000
or
Deutschland
Gewerbestrasse 17
82211 Herrsching, Germany
+49 8152 93060
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