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SPO2 still falling with CPAP
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RE: SPO2 still falling with CPAP
(03-07-2024, 09:50 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: Excellent. this looks good, and you seem to feel good.  At this point, we have a choice to continue at this setting, or to increase pressure slowly and see if that have a positive impact on oxygen. The principle behind a higher EPAP pressure is used in mechanical ventilation to increase "positive end expiratory pressure" (PEEP). This improves lung recruitment and increases partial pressure for oxygen to transfer to the blood stream.  In theory it may help, and my only reluctance is that you're already achieving what we would want from CPAP therapy. So I'll put it out there and let you make the decision.

We can go ahead with increasing the pressure. Which pressure are we going to change? Min./EPAP pressure/EPR/Max.?
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RE: SPO2 still falling with CPAP
With CPAP, we increase minimum pressure to 9.0. You won't need to increase the max pressure of 12 because you won't hit that. This gives a pressure range of 9/6 to 12/9, so you minimum positive end expiratory pressure will increase by 1-cm to 6.0.
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RE: SPO2 still falling with CPAP
(03-07-2024, 10:07 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: With CPAP, we increase minimum pressure to 9.0. You won't need to increase the max pressure of 12 because you won't hit that. This gives a pressure range of 9/6 to 12/9, so you minimum positive end expiratory pressure will increase by 1-cm to 6.0.

Perfect. Thanks!
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