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How to Reset a ResMed CPAP

Updated April 17, 2017

ResMed's sleep therapy systems are built for ease of use in order to encourage patient compliance. Data cards with two-way information download and patient monitoring enable easy transfer of information from patient to clinician. If an error message appears on the LCD screen, resetting the machine will return the machine to the default settings. You can use two methods to reset the machine, both of which are quick and easy to perform.

Press the "Start/Stop" button. The LCD screen should go blank as the machine turns off.

Wait two minutes to allow the pressure in the machine to fully decrease.

Press the "Start/Stop" button.

Check the LCD screen. The welcome message should be displayed, along with the current settings.

Unplug the power cord from the electrical socket.

Wait two minutes to allow the pressure in the machine to fully decrease.

Insert the plug back into an electrical socket.

Press the "Start/Stop" button.

Check the LCD screen. The welcome message should be displayed along with the current settings.

Warning

CPAP treatments are not recommended for individuals with low blood pressure. Patients experiencing chest pain or severe headaches should immediately consult a physician.

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Amanda Goldfarb became a freelance writer in 2006. She has written many articles for "Oviedo TRI-Lights," "Cool Runnings" and several other health- and fitness-related blogs. She has also contributed to her town's tri-club newsletter. Goldfarb obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing a degree in emergency medical services.