BiPAP, or Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure devices
BiPAP, or Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure devices are therapy machines which provide two different pressure level options: the Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure known as IPAP and the Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure or EPAP. With BiPAP, respiratory insufficiency patients can get even more air into their lungs than with the use of traditional CPAP machines. The BiPAP devices are particularly efficient for patients with more specific breathing requirements.
BiPAP devices offer the best non-invasive ventilator support for patients with OSA or Respiratory Insufficiency problems. The ideal flow rate is calculated by the device through the analysis of a special algorithm.
- Whenever the patient does not reach a specific flow
target, the BiPAP machine will automatically adjust its
dynamics to offer proper support
- Whenever the patient is reaching the required flow
target, the BiPAP device will not create extra pressurefor more support
BiPAP bi-level pressure devices are manufactured by plenty of world renowned developers of medical devices including Philips Respironics, ResMed, or Puritan Bennett-Covidien.
Many patients who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy will be redirected towards using the BiPAP bi-level
pressure devices for maximum comfort and efficiency. BiPAP devices are used to treat central sleep apnea complications, but also severe obstructive sleep apnea and other respiratory dysfunctions.
The Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure – offers pressure therapy support for patients as they breathe in (inhale)
The Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure- offers pressure therapy support for patients as they breathe out (exhale)
BiPAP therapy is many times applied in clinical settings in order to avoid the need of more invasive tracheostomy or intubation.
BiPAP are further used to assist patients with:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Cardiac Failure
- ARDS- Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Pneumonia & other serious lung disorders
How therapy works with BiPAP machines
BiPAP is typically a small size respiratory therapy medical device. The main aim of the device is to assist the patient with the breathing process, similar to CPAP. The BiPAP device is connected to the patient with the help of a flexible tube + a respiratory mask.
- The machine pushes air into the patient’s lungs
- The lungs are kept inflated in order for more oxygen to enter into the lungs and in order to prevent
BiPAP machines are many times used in order to help patients make a smooth transition from a hospital setting to home. Patients with chronic insufficiency respiratory problems can enjoy a comfortable and efficient therapy at home with the help of the BiPAP machine.
This transition is also made easier for the physician who can monitor much easier his patients with respiratory problems. BiPAP machines are equipped with a micro SD card and thus plenty of parameters and breathing patterns/data can be recorded for further analysis by the physician.
BiPAP provides non-invasive ventilation therapy. The NIV devices are those which assist the patient with breathing, without the need of a tube to be inserted into the airways.
For more information regarding the available BiPAP bi-level non invasive therapy devices, please contact SleepRestfully at the following Toll Free number: (866) 923 2727