Nasal CPAP

As a supplement to mask and helmet applications, nasal CPAP–with the corresponding PEEP setting–represents an interesting therapy option. In contrast to CPAP therapy with low PEEP settings, nasal CPAP with settings of 9-10 cmH2O leads to a rise in the oxygenation index without hemodynamic effects. The literature documents reduced stays in intensive care and clinical settings as a consequence. In addition, nasal CPAP allows for prolonged application as part of the weaning process and for postoperative respiratory therapy.

Application areas of nasal CPAP:

  • Intensive care units
  • IMC
  • General care units
  • Emergency room