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Textbook Problem

True ______ False __________ The respiratory care practitioner's role includes CPAP compliance monitoring.

Summary Introduction

To review:

Whether the statement, “The respiratory care practitioner’s role includes CPAP compliance monitoring,” is true or false.

Introduction:

The CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is one of the forms of positive airway pressure ventilator. This device applies pressure to keep the airways open continuously in those people who cannot take breathe on their own. It is another option of positive end-expiratory pressure. It is used in those people who have breathing disorders, such as in sleep apnea.

Please refer to Clinical Application Case-1 for further information.

Explanation

The statement, “The respiratory care practitioner’s role includes CPAP compliance monitoring,” is true. One of the most common and effective treatments for OSA (obstructive positive airway) is the use of a CPAP device. The nocturnal CPAP therapy prevents the collapsing of the airway. However, it is not indicated in pure central sleep apnea...

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