Non-Invasive Ventilation

Non-invasive ventilation is also called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.

About CPAP

  • A CPAP device delivers air to your lungs with a slight positive pressure as you inhale and exhale.
  • This lets you breathe more air without having to work harder.
  • The constant pressure of this therapy helps to keep your airways open and prevents them from collapsing at night, causing sleep apnea.

What You Need to Know

  • It's important that your CPAP mask fit properly.
  • For CPAP therapy to work, you must use the device.
  • The most common complication of non-invasive ventilation is an abrasion on your nose. Applying a wound-care dressing can eliminate this problem.

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