The CPAP 100
The CPAP 100 device is an affordable, reliable solution that has been designed and developed to go into production quickly, whilst requiring little maintenance, a minimum of training for non expert users, and will be suitable for a majority of infected users for high impact intervention.
How to assemble and setup the CPAP 100
The CPAP 100 is designed to be easy to assemble, setup and operate. By clicking on the first picture on the right right, you will be linked to an instructional video that will explain how to assemble the CPAP 100. By clicking on the second image, you will be linked to a video that will explain how to setup the CPAP 100 ready for a patient.
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Why This Device?
As more information regarding critical care treatment for COVID-19 is gathered from around the world, especially it is important to constantly review all guidance that has been issued. There is a growing evidence base that there is a significant role for the use of CPAP in COVID-19 positive patients, more so than was initially understood. First reports from China suggested that early intubation and ventilation was preferable to introducing delay by the use of CPAP. However, it is now clearer that CPAP may be of benefit to patients earlier on in the disease process than first thought and may prevent deterioration of some patients to the extent of them not going on to need invasive ventilation.
How Does It Work?
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a form of positive airway pressure ventilator, which applies mild air pressure on a continuous basis. It keeps the airways continuously open in people who are able to breathe spontaneously on their own, but need help keeping their airway unobstructed. It is an alternative to positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). Both modalities stent the lungs’ alveoli open and thus recruit more of the lung’s surface area for ventilation, but, while PEEP refers to devices that impose positive pressure only at the end of the exhalation, CPAP devices apply continuous positive airway pressure throughout the breathing cycle. Thus, the ventilator itself does not cycle during CPAP, no additional pressure above the level of CPAP is provided, and patients must initiate all of their breaths.
What about the hospital infrastructure?
SAVE-P is also working with suppliers to ensure the supporting equipment and services are in place. This includes:
- the infrastructure for oxygen and medical air in hospitals;
- peripheral equipment such as patient circuits, PEEP valves, masks and viral filters;
- providing training materials and working with organizations that are setting up the team for ongoing maintenance of the device.