REMstar Pro with AutoIQ by Phiips Respironics

By Tracy Added at October 24, 2011 Views 2,844 Reviews 3

Introducing the AutoIQ Mode

Ideally, you want to be able to track a sleep apnea patient's progress over several nights, establish an ideal therapy pressure, and then check back periodically just to make sure therapy is still optimal. In reality, providing that level of service to every patient is neither practical nor equitable.

That’s where the REMstar Pro with AutoIQ comes in. With two distinct phases – Auto-Trial and Auto-Check – the AutoIQ mode uses the proven Philips Respironics auto algorithm to track and deliver breath-by-breath therapy and set an ideal fixed CPAP pressure. It then reassesses treatment needs periodically and changes therapy pressures automatically – without the need for you to send someone to the patient’s home. AutoIQ is one intelligent sleep therapy solution that is always curiously smart and powerfully convenient.
Introducing the AutoIQ Mode

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Reviews (3 reviews)

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YourCpapHelper November 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm   

Also great for folks currently on PAP treatment - needing to retitrate. Would be a great alternative to a formal sleep test, when applicable.

night-hawk November 4, 2011 at 9:20 am   


Tracy October 24, 2011 at 11:29 am   

The REMstar Pro device will have an additional new mode of operation called “AutoIQ” which is comprised of an Auto-Trial phase and an Auto-Check phase:

•Auto-Trial phase: The device will deliver Auto-CPAP therapy for a settable number of days of patient use (max of 30 days)

For periods of three days or more, adding up to a total of 30 days, AutoIQ will provide breath by breath therapy while in Auto-Trial phase, using Philips existing, proven auto algorithm.

By learning the patient’s breathing patterns and treatment needs during the trial phase, Auto-Trial is smart enough to then identify an ideal therapy pressure specifically for that patient.

The device will automatically deliver the pressure that the patient was at or below 90% of the time or a fixed pressure that has been set by the clinician.

Clinicians can opt to use all 30 Auto-Trial days up front or choose to use fewer trial days and save the balance for a later date if the patient’s condition
changes. For example, if you choose to use only seven days of the Auto-Trial phase at the start of a patient’s treatment, you will still have 23 available
days remaining should an important change in the patient’s condition occur, such as a significant weight loss or gain.

They can do this until they use the entire 30 days of Auto-Trial functionality on that given device. And, Auto-Trial days never expire.

•Auto-Check phase: The device will deliver a modified version of Auto-CPAP therapy which still reacts to patient events but requires a longer duration of time to elapse before adjustments are made. Its limited to 1 cmH20 change for every 30 hours of CPAP.

Once the ideal pressure is established, the Auto- Check phase evaluates the patient’s events every 30 hours to determine if a pressure change is

There may be no need for an adjustment, so the pressure will remain the same. However, if after 30 hours the device determines that the pressure should be adjusted, it will automatically raise or lower the pressure 1 cm at a time, with an
upper and lower limit of 3 cm H2O.

AutoIQ mode conveniently keeps your doctor informed via EncoreAnywhere, while supporting the best possible attention and care for the patient.


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