The Portable Oxygen Specialists
In: SeQual Eclpse10 Feb 2012
SeQual Eclipse 3 Portable Oxygen Concentrators have many built in advantages that are secret to many SeQual Eclipse 3 owners.
Much like the protective cover and keeping this SeQual Eclipse 3 protected from the environment, if you only look inside a SeQual Eclipse 3 you will find features other portable oxygen concentrators only dream of.
One hidden gem of the SeQual Eclipse 3 portable oxygen concentrator is the Pulse sensitivity setting.
The Pulse Settings on the SeQual Eclipse 3 has a range from 1.0 to 6.0 and three additional doses or setting equivalent to 128mL, 160mL, and 192mL
Typically the criteria to trigger a pulse of oxygen is a drop in cannula pressure below the trigger point, typically 0.15-0.45 cm of H20 of negative pressure. Meaning a breath through the cannula that was at least 0.15-0.45 cm of H20. Additionally, the E3 has another criteria for the pulse to be triggered, and that is at least 1.25 seconds have passed since the last pulse began. Assuming the 2 Trigger Criteria for a pulse have been met, the SeQual Eclipse 3 will deliver the dose of oxygen.
The SeQual Eclipse 3 is always monitoring for breath detection, even when the unit is running in continuous mode. While in Pulse Mode, if the SeQual Eclipse 3 detects no breath after 15 seconds, the SeQual Eclipse 3 switches to delivering continuous flow oxygen at the last setting. After another 15 seconds have passed the SeQual Eclipse 3 will again monitor the patient for a breath. If a breath was detected, the SeQual Eclipse 3 will switch back to Pulse Dose mode. The SeQual Eclipse 3 will continue the operation until a breath is detected. This is a software improvement over first generation Eclipses that would change to continuous flow, but never change back.
The SeQual Eclipse 3 has the ability to change the sensitivity of the Pulse Trigger Criteria. Only the LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator has a similar ability in the Sleep / Activity Mode settings. The SeQual Eclipse 3 can have the Trigger Sensitivity adjusted to the individual patient.
With a SeQual Eclipse 3 the patient can adjust the Pulse Trigger Sensitivity to best suit his respiratory efforts. By default the PS or Pulse Sensitivity setting on the SeQual Eclipse 3 is 2.
The Choices for SeQual Eclipse 3 Pulse Sensitivity settings are 1, 2, and 3. Setting 1 being the MOST SENSITIVE and setting 3 being the LEAST SENSITIVE.
By depressing the No Smoking button on the control panel of the SeQual Eclipse 3, you access a secret operations area, the Provider Mode Area where you will find the PS, or Pulse Sensitivity settings.
Access the SeQual Eclipse 3 secret button by depressing the Cigarette with the circle and line through it.
Additionally, when depressing the secret button or Provider Mode button for the SeQual Eclipse 3, you will have access to other useful information. While most of this information is very useful to the Provider servicing your SeQual Eclipse 3, it does not hurt to know how many hours are on the unit.
In another post, we will go over the other functions included in the secret area of your SeQual Eclipse 3, they include:
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