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ResMed F10 Full Face Mask User Instructions Manual CPAP

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Full face mask

Thank you for choosing the AirFit F10. This document provides the user instructions for the AirFit F10 and AirFit F10 for Her masks referred to collectively as AirFit F10 throughout this manual. AirFit F10 has blue headgear while AirFit F10 for Her has pink headgear.

Using this guide

Please read the entire guide before use. When following instructions, refer to the images at the front and back of the guide.

Intended Use

The AirFit F10 is a noninvasive accessory used for channeling airflow (with or without supplemental oxygen) to a patient from a positive airway pressure (PAP) device such as a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bilevel system.

The AirFit F10 is:

  •   to be used by patients (weighing >66 lb (30 kg)) for whom positive airway pressure therapy has been prescribed

  •   intended for single-patient reuse in the home environment and multipatient reuse in the hospital/institutional environment.


  •   The mask must be used under qualified supervision for users who are unable to remove the mask by themselves. The mask may not be suitable for those predisposed to aspiration.

  •   The elbow and valve assembly have specific safety functions. The mask should not be worn if the valve is damaged as it will not be able to perform its safety function. The elbow should be replaced if the valve is damaged, distorted or torn.

  •   The vent holes must be kept clear.

  •   The mask should only be used with CPAP or bilevel devices

    recommended by a physician or respiratory therapist.

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  •   The mask should not be used unless the device is turned on. Once the mask is fitted, ensure the device is blowing air.
    Explanation: CPAP and bilevel devices are intended to be used with special masks (or connectors) which have vent holes to allow continuous flow of air out of the mask. When the device is turned on and functioning properly, new air from the device flushes the exhaled air out through the mask holes. When the device is turned off, the mask valve opens to atmosphere allowing fresh air to be breathed. However, a higher level of exhaled air may be rebreathed when the device is off. This applies to most full face masks for use with CPAP and bilevel devices.

  •   Follow all precautions when using supplemental oxygen.

  •   Oxygen flow must be turned off when the CPAP or bilevel device

    is not operating, so that unused oxygen does not accumulate

    within the device enclosure and create a risk of fire.

  •   Oxygen supports combustion. Oxygen must not be used while

    smoking or in the presence of an open flame. Only use oxygen in well ventilated rooms.At a fixed rate of supplemental oxygen flow, the inhaled oxygen concentration varies, depending on the pressure settings, patient breathing pattern, mask, point of application and leak rate. This warning applies to most types of CPAP or bilevel devices.The technical specifications of the mask are provided for your clinician to check that they are compatible with the CPAP or bilevel device. If used outside specification or if used with incompatible devices, the seal and comfort of the mask may not be effective, optimum therapy may not be achieved, and leak, or variation in the rate of leak, may affect the CPAP or bilevel device function.

  •   Discontinue using this mask if you have ANY adverse reaction to the use of the mask, and consult your physician or sleep therapist.

  •   Using a mask may cause tooth, gum or jaw soreness or aggravate

    an existing dental condition. If symptoms occur, consult your

    physician or dentist.

  •   As with all masks, some rebreathing may occur at low CPAP


  •   Refer to your CPAP or bilevel device manual for details on

    settings and operational information.

  •   Remove all packaging before using the mask.


Using your mask

When using your mask with ResMed CPAP or bilevel devices that have mask setting options, refer to the Technical specifications section in this user guide for mask selection options.

For a full list of compatible devices for this mask, see the Mask/Device Compatibility List on on the Products page under Service & Support. If you do not have internet access, please contact your ResMed representative.

Use a standard conical connector if pressure readings and/or supplemental oxygen are required.


  1. Removetheelbowfromthemaskbypressingthesidebuttonsand pulling the elbow away.

  2. Withbothlowerheadgearstrapsreleased,holdthemaskagainstyour face and pull the headgear over your head. Ensure that the label on the back of the headgear faces outwards when the headgear is put on.

  3. Undothefasteningtabsontheupperheadgearstraps.Pullthestraps evenly until the mask is stable and positioned as shown in the illustrations. Reattach the fastening tabs.

  4. Bringthelowerstrapsbelowyourearsandlooptheheadgearintothe lower hooks on the frame.

  5. Undothefasteningtabsonthelowerheadgearstraps.Pullthestraps evenly until the mask sits firmly on the chin and reattach the fastening tabs.

  6. Connecttheairtubingfromyourdevicetotheelbow.Attachthe elbow to the mask by pressing the side buttons and pushing the elbow into the mask. Turn on your device so that it is blowing air.

  7. Undothefasteningtabsontheupperheadgearstraps.Readjustthe straps evenly only enough that a seal is achieved and reattach the fastening tabs. Overtightening may cause leaks.

  8. Yourmaskandheadgearshouldbepositionedasshown.

Removing your mask

1. Disconnectoneorbothofthelowerheadgearstrapsfromthehook. 2. Pullthemaskawayfromyourfaceandbackoveryourhead.

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  1. Unhooktheupperheadgearstrapsfromtheframe.Thereisnoneed to undo the fastening tabs.

  2. Removetheelbowfromthemaskbypressingthesidebuttonsand pulling the elbow away. Remove the elbow from the air tubing.

  3. Whileholdingthebottomofthehook,pullthecorneroftheframe

    slightly away from the side of the mask.

  4. Removetheframefromtherestofthemask.

  5. Ifthesoftsleevesarefitted,removethembypullingthemoffofthe



  1. Pressthetopoftheframeontotherestofthemask,ensuringitclicks into place.

  2. Pressthebottomcornersoftheframeontotherestofthemask, ensuring they click into place.

  3. Tofittheoptionalsoftsleeves,pullthemovertheupperarmsofthe frame.

  4. Attachthetopheadgearstrapstotheframebyloopingthrougheach of the upper headgear hooks. Ensure that the ResMed logo on the headgear is facing outward and right side up.

  5. Attachtheelbowtotheairtubing.Attachtheelbowandairtubingto the mask by pressing the side buttons and pushing the elbow into the mask. Pull on the elbow to check that it sits securely in the mask.

Cleaning your mask in your home

Your mask and headgear should only be handwashed by gently rubbing in warm (approximately 86°F/30°C) water using mild soap. All components should be rinsed well with drinking quality water and allowed to air dry out of direct sunlight.


Always follow cleaning instructions and use mild soap. Some cleaning products may damage the mask, its parts and their function, or leave harmful residual vapours that could be inhaled if not rinsed thoroughly.



If any visible deterioration of a system component is apparent (cracking, discoloration, tears etc.), the component should be discarded and replaced.

Daily/After each use:

  •   Disassemble the mask components according to the disassembly instructions.

  •   Handwash the separated mask components (excluding headgear and soft sleeves).

  •   To optimize the mask seal, facial oils should be removed from the cushion after use.

  •   Use a soft bristle brush to clean the vent.

  •   Inspect each component and, if required, repeat washing until visually


  •   Rinse all components well with drinking quality water and allow to air dry out of direct sunlight.

  •   When all components are dry, reassemble according to the reassembly instructions.


Handwash the headgear and soft sleeves. Reprocessing the mask between patients

This mask should be reprocessed when used between patients. Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization instructions are available from the ResMed website, If you do not have internet access, please contact your ResMed representative.

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Problem/possible cause Mask is uncomfortable Headgear straps are too tight.

Mask could be the wrong size.

Mask is too noisy

Elbow incorrectly installed.

Vent is blocked or partially blocked.

Mask leaks around the face.

Cushion membrane is creased or folded.

Mask could be the wrong size.

Frame incorrectly fitted.


The cushion membrane is designed to inflate against your face to provide a comfortable seal with low headgear tension. Adjust straps evenly. Ensure that the headgear straps are not too tight and that the cushion is not crushed or creased.

Talk to your clinician to have your face size checked against fitting template. Note that sizing across different masks is not always the same.

Remove the elbow from your mask, then reassemble according to the instructions.

Clean with a soft bristle brush until the vent is clear.

Refit your mask according to the instructions. Ensure that you position the cushion correctly on your face before pulling headgear over your head. Do not slide the mask down your face during fitting as this may lead to folding or curling of the cushion.

Talk to your clinician to have your face size checked against fitting template. Note that sizing across different masks is not always the same.

Remove the rest of the mask from the frame, then reassemble according to the instructions.


Technical specifications

Pressure-flow curve

The mask contains passive venting to protect against rebreathing. As a result of manufacturing variations, the vent flow rate may vary.

Pressure Flow

(cm H2O)
3 19

4 22 8 32 10 37 12 41 16 48 20 54 24 60 28 66 30 69 32 72 36 77 40 82

Physical dead space is the empty volume of the mask to the end of the swivel. Using the large cushions it is <222 mL. 3to40cmH2O
Drop in pressure measured (nominal)


Dead space information
Therapy pressure Resistance with Anti Asphyxia Valve (AAV) closed to atmosphere Inspiratory and expiratory resistance with Anti Asphyxia Valve (AAV) open to atmosphere

Anti Asphyxia Valve (AAV) open-to-atmosphere pressure

Anti Asphyxia Valve (AAV) closed-to-atmosphere pressure

at 50 L/min: 0.2 cm H2O at 100 L/min: 0.9 cm H2O Inspiration at 50 L/min Expiration at 50 L/min

≤1.6 cm H2O

≤1.8 cm H2O

0.6 cm H2O 1.0 cm H2O

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Environmental conditions

Gross dimensions

Operating temperature: 41°F to 104°F (+5°C to +40°C) Operating humidity: 15% to 95% non-condensing Storage and transport temperature: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to +60°C)

Storage and transport humidity: up to 95% non-condensing

Extra Small:

4.61" (H) x 5.59" (W) x 5.67" (D) (117mm(H)x142mm(W)x144mm(D))
4.69" (H) x 5.59" (W) x 5.67" (D) (119mm(H)x142mm(W)x144mm(D))
5.39" (H) x 5.75" (W) x 5.59" (D) (137mm(H)x146mm(W)x142mm(D))
5.51" (H) x 5.75" (W) x 5.59" (D) (140mm(H)x146mm(W)x142mm(D))
Mask fully assembled with elbow assembly (no headgear) For S9: Select 'Full Face'
For other devices: Select 'MIR FULL' (if available), otherwise select 'FULL FACE' as the mask option.

Mask setting options


  •   The mask system does not contain PVC, DEHP or phthalates.

  •   This product is not made with natural rubber latex.

  •   The manufacturer reserves the right to change these specifications without notice.


    Ensure that the mask is thoroughly clean and dry before storing it for any length of time. Store the mask in a dry place out of direct sunlight.


    This mask does not contain any hazardous substances and may be disposed of with your normal household refuse.



The following symbols may appear on your product or packaging:

Catalog number

Humidity limitation

Fragile, handle with care


Keep away from rain

Batch code

Temperature limitation

Not made with natural rubber latex

European Authorized Representative

This way up

Indicates a Warning or Caution and alerts you to a possible injury or explains special measures for the safe and effective use of the device

Caution, consult accompanying documents

Prescription only (In the US, Federal law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician)

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Limited warranty

ResMed Ltd (hereafter ’ResMed’) warrants that your ResMed mask system (including mask frame, cushion, headgear and tubing) shall be free from defects in material and workmanship from the date of purchase for the period of 90 days or in the case of disposable masks the maximum use period. This warranty is only available to the initial consumer. It is not transferable. If the product fails under conditions of normal use, ResMed will repair or replace, at its option, the defective product or any of its components. This limited warranty does not cover: a) any damage caused as a result of improper use, abuse, modification or alteration of the product; b) repairs carried out by any service organization that has not been expressly authorized by ResMed to perform such repairs; and c) any damage or contamination due to cigarette, pipe, cigar or other smoke. Warranty is void on product sold, or resold, outside the region of original purchase.

Warranty claims on defective product must be made by the initial consumer at the point of purchase.

This warranty replaces all other expressed or implied warranties, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Some regions or states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

ResMed shall not be responsible for any incidental or consequential damages claimed to have resulted from the sale, installation or use of any ResMed product. Some regions or states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from region to region. For further information on your warranty rights, contact your local ResMed dealer or ResMed office.


Mask components

AirFit F10

AirFit F10 for Her

63137 (XS/S) 63138 (M/L)

63137 (XS/S) 63138 (M/L)

62737 (S) 62738 (M) 62739 (L)

62736 (XS) 62737 (S) 62738 (M)

63165 (S) 63164 (Std) 63166 (L)


A Elbow / Coude / Codo / Cotovelo

  1. 1  Valve / Valve / Válvula / Válvula

  2. 2  Side buttons / Boutons latéraux / Botones laterales / Botões laterais

B Frame / Entourage rigide / Armazón / Armação

  1. 3  Lower headgear hooks / Crochets inférieurs du harnais / Ganchos inferiores del arnés / Ganchos inferiores do arnês

  2. 4  Upper headgear hooks / Crochets supérieurs du harnais / Ganchos superiores del arnés / Ganchos superiores do arnês

C Cushion / Bulle / Almohadilla / Almofada

5 Vent / Ori ce de ventilation / Ventilación / Respiradouro

D Headgear / Harnais / Arnés / Arnês

  1. 6  Lower headgear straps / Sangles inférieures du harnais / Correas inferiores del arnés / Correias inferiores do arnês

  2. 7  Upper headgear straps / Sangles supérieures du harnais / Correas superiores del arnés / Correias superiores do arnês

AirFit F10

AirFit F10 for Her

63161 (S) 63162 (M) 63163 (L)

63160 (XS) 63161 (S) 63162 (M)

63101 (S) 63102 (M) 63103 (L)

63139 (XS) 63140 (S) 63141 (M)


Frame system / Entourage complet / Sistema de armazón / Sistema da armação

8 Soft sleeves / Gaines souples / Fundas blandas / Mangas maleáveis


Complete system / Système complet / Sistema completo / Sistema completo

XS: Extra Small / Très Petit / Extra Pequeña / Extra Pequena S: Small / Petit / Pequeña / Pequena
M: Medium / Médium / Mediana / Médio
L: Large/ Large / Grande / Grande

Std: Standard / Standard / Estándar / Padrão




AirFit F10 for Her

ResMed Ltd

1 Elizabeth Macarthur Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153 Australia

See for other ResMed locations worldwide. For patent information, see AirFit is a trademark of ResMed Ltd.
© 2017 ResMed Ltd. 628059/3 2017-07


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