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G3 Equipment Guide - LoFlo

LoFlo
Plug & Play Capnography for Alice PSG Technical Training

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Capnography is:
Needed for pediatric studies
Useful in diagnosis of complex patients
Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
COPD
Cheyne-Stokes Breathing

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But whats so great about kids?
Studies with Capnography are a safe
harbor from HST.
Pediatric sleep study codes coming

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and weve made it simple as a USB plug

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Pricing

1101087 Alice, LoFlo starter kit $2,795.00


(LoFlo, sampling line 10 pk, Alice
LoFlo USB cable, and cannulas)

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Setting up LoFlo for Alice

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System Requirements

Alice 6 PSG system


Sleepware G3 v3.3.1 or higher
Alice 6 firmware R6 or higher

Coming to Alice 5/LE w/ G3 this Summer

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Connecting LoFlo to Alice

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Open General Settings from Sleepware

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Choose a Configuration to edit

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Click the insert
arrow at the
bottom of the
channel list.

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In the Select Input Type window, scroll to the
bottom of the Channel Type list, click on LoFlo,
and then click the Select button.

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Choose CO2 from the submenu then enter a
channel label name and click the OK button.

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Enter custom
name for
channel
label if
desired.

Repeat for
EtCO2
channel.

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Go to the General Settings page of the Base
Station and enter Elevation

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Using the LoFlo sensor
with Sleepware G3

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Starting an Acquisition
Start an acquisition normally.
If there is a LoFlo channel in the configuration,
the device button will show Starting Acquisition
and turn orange.

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Warming up
Once the acquisition is running, the LoFlo
takes 30-60 seconds to warm up.
Device button will remain orange and the
message will read LoFlo Warming Up.

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Zeroing
After the LoFlo is warmed up, it is zeroed.
This takes another 30-60 seconds.
Device button will remain orange and the
message will read LoFlo Zeroing.

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Normal
Once the LoFlo has been successfully zeroed, the device
button will turn blue.
Message will be standard Running with the duration
shown.
At this time, the tubing between the LoFlo and the cannula
should be connected.

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Warnings
Device button will turn orange.
There are two possible warning states:
LoFlo Zero Required
Disconnect tubing between
cannula and LoFlo
Manually zero the LoFlo from
the Device menu

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Warnings
Warning states
Numeric warning
Consult online help (next slide)

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Online Help

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Not our typical cannula!
Nice, orderly flow
of high & low CO2
concentration
samples

Minimal dead air space

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Not our typical cannula!
Turbulence causes
high and low CO2
samples to mix

Too much dead air space

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Use LoFlo specific Pro-Flow cannulas
Matching of luers important for sharp wave
forms
LoFlo signals will be 3 to 5 seconds
behind
Nature of side stream monitoring
Gas must travel from nose to device
After updating a Base to R6, make sure
to reboot.

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Advantages

Simple USB connection


No DC channel calibration
No calibration gas
Controlled inside Sleepware
Small form factor
No alarms in patient room
Great price

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