Given the overwhelming evidence of improved outcomes, prehospital CPAP belongs in every EMS toolbox.
This paper provides an overview of pulmonary hypertension in the prehospital setting, including pathophysiology and identification.
Medics in Westerville, Ohio have partner with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to receive pediatric CPAP equipment.
This column will explain how you can use end tidal CO2 measurements to titrate and evaluate the effectiveness of CPAP.
Years ago, I authored an article in the Wisconsin EMS Association Journal titled “CPAP for Everyone.” At that time, “everyone” meant “everyone with respiratory distress.”