A mask worn by patients with sleep apnea that blows air from a tube to keep the airway open when the patient is sleeping.
CPAP [ see'-pap] Pressure introduced through the nasal cavity to provide a pneumatic splint to prevent upper airway from obstructing. Term: Definition: Description
also called CPAP; a type of therapy used to effectively treat obstructive sleep apnea in which an air compressor forces air through the nose and into the airway by way of a light mask worn over the nose during sleep.
(CPAP) - PEEP in conjunction with a spontaneous breath through an apparatus designed to maintain airway pressure fluctuations above and below the baseline to no greater extent than would be present with normal spontaneous breathing.
The use of small prongs placed in the baby's nose that keeps a small amount of air in the baby's lungs at the end of each breath. This keeps the tiny air sacs in the lungs from collapsing.
a respiratory method that forces a constant flow of air into the lungs through a narrow tube placed in one or both nostrils. Also called positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP).
a machine which administers a continuous flow of air under pressure via a nose mask to keep airways open and unobstructed.
A method in which low pressure is kept in the airways to keep the air sacs in the lungs open and make it easier for a baby to breathe. The baby does all the breathing on his or her own.
a device that delivers pressurized air into the nose and that helps keep the throat open to reduce pauses in breathing.
treatment involving a device that inflates the throat with air, keeping your airways open. This is the primary treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
Medical device that delivers a steady, gentle flow of air delivered through a soft, pliable nasal mask worn over the nose; Used to 'splint' open a person's airway during sleep; CPAP is the most effective treatment available for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
CPAP] Continuous positive airway pressure is a method of respiratory ventilation used primarily in the treatment of sleep apnea and various lung diseases. CPAP ventilation can also be used during the "weaning off" period of a ventilated intensive care patient, but this will not be covered in this article. A device called a CPAP machine, which is basically a pump, is used to pass a controlled stream of air into the airway of the sleeping patient, splinting the airway (keeping it open under air pressure) so that unobstructed breathing becomes possible, reducing and/or preventing apneas and hypopneas.
air or oxygen delivered under a small amount of pressure.