AutoBilevel CPAP System spinal muscular atrophy care

autobilevelWe’re in the midst of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month, so what better time to review the IntelliPAP® AutoBilevel CPAP System, a BiPAP device that can help in the respiratory aspect of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment.

Features

  • Quiet operation at 26 dBA.
  • Automatic pressure adjustment.
  • Adjustable pressure support range.
  • Flow Rounding technology.
  • Soft Start.
  • Auto On/Off.
  • Smart Code
  • Automatic altitude adjustment.
  • Adjustable pressure ramp.
  • Adjustable definition of apnea/hypopnea.
  • Reminder alerts.
  • Back lit LCD.
  • Easy-to-Follow CPAP user menu.
  • Pressure Range: 3-25 cm H20 (.5 increments).
  • Pressure Support Range: 0-12 cm H20 (.5 increments).
  • Ramp Time: 0-45 mins in 5 min increments and .5 increments for pressure).
  • Starting Ramp Pressure: From 3cm up to IPAPP pressure, User-adjustable.
  • Max Exposure Heat for Machine: should not be exposed to heat greater than 140 degrees.
  • Comes with spare filter pack, AC line cord, carrying case, air supply tubing, and user guide.

Pros

The IntelliPAP AutoBilevel is endowed with multiple features and applications that make versatile and functional.

Benefits of IntelliPAP® AutoBilevel CPAP System

Auto Adjust

Allows max levels of IPAP (inspiration) and min levels of EPAP (exhalation) to be adjusted to accommodate the user’s requirements.

Flow rounding

Makes the transition between IPAP and EPAP easier to maximize therapy and promote patient compliance.

Soft start

Gradually boosts pressure to the set IPAP pressure over 10 seconds to smooth out the adjustment to higher pressures.

Auto on/off

Automatically starts and stops the flow of air when the user breathes into the mask and when the mask is removed, respectively.

Smart code

Retrieves data and displays it on LCD screen.

Cons

A user on the Internet reviewed this machine saying that “this AutoBiLevel replaced a DeVilbiss AutoAdjust machine. I have a data recorder connected and on a very superficial look I'm getting slightly worse results.” But that is more of an opinion than a fact.

Recommendations

We recommend you to pay attention to possible errors and what they mean. For example:

Error code

Meaning

EO1

Read setting error.

E03

Motor error.

E04

Locked rotor error.

E06

Motor runaway error.

E07

Motor fault error.

EA0

Internal dataflash memory failure.

EA1

Master time stamp not advancing

Refer to the instructions manual to determine how to troubleshoot any of these errors should they occur. Also, read manual careful before using this unit. Consult your doctor on whether you require IntelliPAP® AutoBilevel and how to get best results. And last but not least, order medical supply online at DiscountMedicalSupplies.com.

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