Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Equipment

CPAP Machines

Continuous Positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a mode of respiratory ventilation used primarily in the treatment of sleep apnea. PAP ventilation is also used for those who are critically ill in hospital with respiratory failure, and in newborn infants (neonates). In these patients, PAP ventilation can prevent the need for more invasive treatment. CPAP is an acronym for “continuous positive airway pressure”, which was developed by Dr. George Gregory and colleagues in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of California, San Francisco.