Respiratory devices are used to help breathing. Patients may use respiratory devices at home or in a clinical setting, such as a hospital.
Examples of Respiratory Devices
- Continuous Ventilators
Mechanically controls or helps patients' breathing while delivering a set amount of oxygen.
- Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (also known as Bilevel PAP, BiPAP, or BPAP) Machines
Pumps air under varying pressure into the airway of the lungs. BiPAP machines use a higher pressure when you breathe in and lower pressure when you breathe out. These devices are also prescribed to people with obstructive sleep apnea to keep their airways open during sleep.
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines
Keeps your airway open by providing a stream of air at a continuous pressure through a mask. CPAP machines are often prescribed to people with obstructive sleep apnea to keep their airways open during sleep.
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