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CPAP Circuits

CPAP Circuits

  • 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 via 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

CPAP Indications

  • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, ARDS, Post-operative atelectasis
  • Acute respiratory distress, COPD, Cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
  • Post-extubation hypoxemia, Weaning

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