Once you’ve decided to use CPAP, and convinced your patient to cooperate, you’ll need to monitor the effectiveness of CPAP. It may be necessary to adjust your CPAP pressure, resolve significant mask leaks, reassure your patient or progress to assisted ventilation when CPAP fails.
Mike McEvoy shares some tips on delivering medicine to a patient for using a small-volume nebulizer.
The art of selling CPAP to a patient can make or break chances for success.
Mike McEvoy examines some of the physiological reasons that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) works for a variety of conditions.
Although originally intended to treat prehospital patients in pulmonary edema resulting from heart failure, CPAP is now indicated for virtually any condition resulting in significant dyspnea accompanied by signs and symptoms of increased work of breathing.