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november 2016
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Respiratory  CPAP
EMS use of CPAP for respiratory emergencies
By Arthur Hsieh

The use of continuous positive airway pressure, commonly called CPAP, for the emergency management of congestive heart failure is rapidly becoming the new standard of care, replacing the traditional approaches of nitrates, diuretics and invasive airway management. As CPAP becomes more commonplace, more uses for the technology have emerged.

The exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen gases occurs within the lung's alveoli. The walls of each alveolus is very thin, in order for the red blood cells to pick up oxygen molecules from each inspiration and for carbon dioxide to be released from the bloodstream during each exhalation.

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