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What is the CPAP Machine

Oct. 26, 2021

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an artificial respirator that exerts pressure on the respiratory tract and is an alternative to PEEP.

The principle is that by supporting the expansion of the trachea, more surface areas of the lungs can participate in breathing, and the user can also breathe synchronously during the process. It is commonly used to treat breathing disorders, such as sleep apnea.


What is a CPAP Machine


CPAP Machine Working Principle

Its energy source continuously injects air into the respiratory tract to propagate it, and the user can also breathe synchronously in the process.This is an alternative to positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). The principle of PEEP and CPAP is to support the expansion of the trachea to allow more surface areas of the lungs to participate in breathing. The difference between the two therapies is that PEEP only pressurizes the airway when exhaling; CPAP keeps the airway constantly pressurized whether inhaling or exhaling. Continuous positive pressure respirator is unidirectional. Although it is called a respirator, it will not actively help the user to breathe, so the user must still be able to breathe spontaneously when using a continuous positive pressure respirator.


CPAP Main Purpose:

CPAP is commonly used to treat respiratory disorders, such as sleep apnea.CPAP may also be used to treat premature infants whose lungs have not yet fully developed. For example, physicians may use CPAP to treat infants with neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. CPAP is associated with a reduction in the number of "bronchial-pulmonary dysplasia" cases. In some premature infants, the lungs are not fully developed. CPAP can improve the survival rate of such preterm infants, and can also reduce the dose of steroids. In the case of limited resources, CPAP can improve the respiration rate and survival rate of children with lung disease.CPAP is specifically used to supply stable air pressure. Some CPAPs are also attached with other functions, such as: heating humidifier. Of all the treatments used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP is the most effective. CPAP prevents the airway from being blocked by the collapse of surrounding muscles during sleep by continuously blowing air into the airway.


What is a CPAP Machine


CPAP Machine Conveying Method:

The most common air delivery route for CPAP is through nasal masks, and many manufacturers have prepared nasal mask styles suitable for connecting to adults or children. The safety of using CPAP in infants with nasal masks is controversial. Several studies have pointed out that although CPAP can reduce the use of artificial respirators, pneumothorax is more frequent.People with nasal congestion who are severe enough to use CPAP often wear masks or masks. CPAP products with snoring devices are also available on the market.


Precautions:

If you enter dry and cold air into the respiratory tract for a long time, it may irritate the mucous membranes on the respiratory tract and cause the mucosa to dry or even bleed, tracheal cramps (especially those with asthma), and accelerate metabolism to cause a drop in body temperature.

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