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1

What is CPAP?

Continuous positive airway pressue

2

How does CPAP work?

Upper airway splinted open with continuous airway pressure

3

What does CPAP prevent?

Airway collapse
Sleep fragmentation
Daytime somnolence
Opens collapsed alveoli

4

What does CPAP require?

Patient to be able to breath out against pressure

5

What is BiPAP?

Biphasic positive airway pressure

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How does BiPAP work?

Provides ventilatory support with 2 levels of positive pressure

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When in BiPAP used?

Those with poor expiratory force

Those needing non-invasive ventilatory support