Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, is a non-invasive treatment method intended for patients who are experiencing respiratory distress but are still able to maintain their own airway. CPAP was originally used for people who experience obstructive sleep apnea to increase pressure in the upper airway and prevent tracheal collapse during sleep. However, it has been found to be a great tool in the pre-hospital setting and decreases the need for more invasive airway management, such as intubation.
Join Great Brook Academy instructors for a live streaming session in which we will review over this topic and interactively engage back and forth with questions and answers. Two (2) hours of EMS CEU awarded toward NCCP refresher requirements.