Flashcards in CPAP + BIPAP Deck (7)
What is CPAP?
Continuous positive airway pressue
How does CPAP work?
Upper airway splinted open with continuous airway pressure
What does CPAP prevent?
Opens collapsed alveoli
What does CPAP require?
Patient to be able to breath out against pressure
What is BiPAP?
Biphasic positive airway pressure
How does BiPAP work?
Provides ventilatory support with 2 levels of positive pressure