Fisher & Paykel ICON+ Product Review
Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and other respiratory issues will benefit more with the use of the highly efficient Fisher & Pakel ICON+ Auto CPAP Machine. Designed with a ThermoSmart heated hose and a built-in humidifier, this CPAP machine offers utmost comfort to users undergoing therapy.
Features and Specifications
Aside from the built-in humidifier and ThermoSmart heated hose, the Fisher & Paykel ICON+ has an innovative pressure relief technology dubbed SensAwake. It is configured with auto algorithm, ramp feature, and smart dial for data control and sleep functions, alarm tunes and alarm clock, adjustment for auto altitude and packaged in one convenient, portable size.
This CPAP machine is loaded with specifications based on the actual needs of patients with respiratory problems and OSA as it is an auto CPAP machine. This device provides continuous positive airway pressure and automatically adjusts its pressure depending on the fluctuating airway pressure changes of the patient. The pressure range is from 4-30 cm H2O and adjustable in increments of 0.5. This device has its own specialized chamber to hold 420ml water. It comes with two disposable filters for easy clean-up. The ThermoSmart™ Technology affords comfort and humidity. The SensAwake responsive pressure relief provides a better overall sleeping experience. Its Smart Stick card stores about 365 sessions of summary data and 400 hours of detailed data. Since the noise level is less than 29dBA, the user and his/her bed partner’s sleep is more unlikely to be disturbed.
Ease of Use
Fisher & Paykel ICON+ comes with an easy-to-understand comprehensive user manual. It provides detailed instructions on the use and management of the auto CPAP machine. A user will have no problem turning on and off the machine as well as reading the stored data on the SD card. However with an efficient size of 6.3 x 6.7 x 8.7 inch and a packaged weight of 8.7 pounds, the ICON+ is not exactly lightweight but its footprint, including the power supply and humidifier is compact enough.
The overall design and style of the F&P ICON+ is stylish and contemporary for bedroom appeal. The display is forward-facing with a menu system that is quite intuitive.
Recommendations and Conclusion
The F&P ICON+ and its other models are recommended for OSA patients who:
• encounter pressure intolerance
• needs pressure requirements greater than 10cm H2O
• suffers from positional OSA or REM
• have incomplete laboratory titration
• planning of losing/gaining extensive weight
• do not tolerate standard CPAP machine
There are no significant numbers of complaints about the F&P ICON+ auto CPAP machine except for its weight and the tendency for the water chamber to empty fast. The F&P ICON has proven to be an effective and convenient auto CPAP machine not only for OSA patients but for those with respiratory issues.
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