Best New Disposable CPAP Devices

CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, is a popular therapy for CHF and other common respiratory emergencies. It helps patients inspire while delivering PEEP, or Positive End Expiratory Pressure. This combined with supplemental oxygen help patients breathe easier and often prevents progressive worsening of the respiratory emergency.

Today we have three basic types of CPAP delivery systems:

  1. Combination ventilator with CPAP
  2. CPAP standalone device
  3. Disposable CPAP systems

Disposable CPAP devices have become popular for several important reasons. They are compact and lightweight. In rural areas, where CPAP treatments may be infrequent, they are affordable because they eliminate the need for any capital equipment. They also make a great choice for first responders. Finally, they allow for faster ER turnaround time. You can simply transfer the patient with a disposable CPAP to a wall oxygen flowmeter and clear the ER quickly.

We have recently seen the introduction of quite a few new disposable CPAP systems, giving EMS providers many disposable CPAP devices to choose from. Continue

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About Dan White

I'm a retired Paramedic and EMS Instructor with 35 years EMS and emergency medical product experience. I love canoes, cars and EMS. I write about EMS Technology on the Paramedic Blog, the Insights on Innovation column for EMS1.com, on AmbulanceWorld.com and Multibriefs.com. I work for Intersurgical, Inc. managing EMS sales and distribution. I can be reached directly at 573-240-0002. Follow me @Paradan on Twitter
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