What to know about respiratory devices
Cpap and BiPAP are respiratory devices used in patients with respiratory problems.
BIPAP (Bilevel positive airway pressure)
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
These two devices are used for external breathing assistance. Respiratory devices can be used not only for ALS, but also for many respiratory problems such as chronic lung disease, sleep apnea. Here, the target is to provide mechanical respiratory support for patients who can not get enough oxygen due to respiration. For ALS patients, a respiratory device, usually of the BIPAP type, is used. This is caused by the fact that these patients lose their ability to breathe spontaneously, especially in the night. The BIPAP breathing apparatus automatically switches on in this case, providing the patient with breathing needs. By responding to the respiratory reflex, they help the patient. These features are referred to as BIPAP S / T devices. They have an automatic respiratory system.
Artificial respiration ie mechanical ventilation can be done in 2 ways;
Non-invasive ie masked
Invasive, that is, breathing is made with a larynx attached to the tube. This is done by opening a hole in the patient's throat with a small surgical procedure.
A specialist doctor can decide which method will be applied to the patients. If there is a delegation report, respiratory devices may be covered by the social security institution. However, after the treatment, the devices must be returned to the institution.