CPAP is an acronym for continuous positive airway pressure and is the use of continuous positive pressure to maintain a continuous level of positive airway pressure in a spontaneously breathing patient.
As a treatment or therapy, CPAP uses mild air pressure to keep an airway open. CPAP typically is used for people who have breathing problems, such as sleep apnoea.
CPAP at home utilises machines specifically designed to deliver a constant flow or pressure. CPAP is the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea, in which the mild pressure from CPAP prevents the airway from collapsing or becoming blocked.
A mask or nasal cannula are usually used for oxygen delivery and the flow rate is determined by Professor Allen as a CPAP prescription.
Irene is our sleep health technician from Genesis SleepCare who offers specialised CPAP consultations in our rooms. She has had over 14 years’ experience in sleep health and liaises closely with Professor Allen to ensure your treatment is optimal. She is availableMonday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm
Although Professor Allen is an associate of Genesis SleepCare, he has no financial interest in the company and recommends their services by reputation alone.
Air Liquide Healthcare Website for CPAP, portable oxygen & home respiratory.