- Continous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the method of ventilating a patient applying higher pressure than enviromental atmospheric pressure to the airways of the patient to improve oxygenation vai ventilator or CPAP machine.
- CPAP prevents early end-expiratory closure of the airways and alveolar collapse
- Today CPAP is routinely used for mechanically ventilated patients or spontaneously breathing respiratory patients to improve the oxgenation
- Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, ARDS, Post-operative atelectasis
- Acute respiratory distress, COPD, Cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
- Post-extubation hypoxemia, Weaning