CPAP delivers a constant positive pressure to the airways of a spontaneously breathing patient during inspiration and expiration through a noninvasive mask.
Non-invasive pressure-support ventilation
Used in the 1930s for patients with pulmonary edema and in the 1950s for those with polio, NIPSV is currently delivered through CPAP or bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) devices. Photo David Howerton
Sources: www.m-w.com & Dorland’s Medical Dictionary
Diseases that Decrease Compliance
Modified Borg Dyspnea Scale
Patients who benefit from CPAP
CPAP decreases work of breathing in patients who present with dyspnea and severe inspiratory muscle fatigue. Photo Boundtree Medical
The First Line of Respiratory Therapy
Most patients can relax and cope with a CPAP device over time. Photo Good Fellowship EMS
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