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Chapter-15 Setting-up CPAP

BOOK TITLE: CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Bedside Application in the Newborn

Author
1. Rajiv PK
ISBN
9789350252444
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11211_15
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
1. NMC Speciality Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, AIMS, Kochi, Kerala, India
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Abstract

The basic CPAP system consists of a driving force with humidification device, a pressure guage, near the baby\'s nose and a device to create expiratory resistance (expiratory valve of ventilator, or underwater seal of bubble CPAP). Equipment requires to deliver CPAP includes a continuous flow gas source, blender for mixing of gases (oxygen and air), humidification, circuit and patient interface. Steps in setting up and fixation of a bubble CPAP system are illustrated.

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