A bilevel positive airway pressure machine (BIPAP) is a non-invasive form of therapy for patients who suffer from sleep apnea. Similar to a CPAP machine, a BIPAP can also be set to include a breath-timing feature that measures the amount of breaths per minute a person should be taking. If the time between breaths exceeds the set limit, the machine can force the person to breath by temporarily increasing the air pressure. BIPAP machines have two pressure settings: the prescribed pressure for inhalation (IPAP), and the lower pressure for exhalation (EPAP). The dual settings allow the patient to get more air in and out of his/her lungs.
Continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) is a machine that helps a person with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) breathe more easily during sleep. A CPAP machine increases air pressure in one’s throat, so the airway does not collapse when inhaling. CPAP devices are the most commonly used treatment option for people experiencing breathing problems, most notably of which is OSA.
A trilogy is a device designed to provide ventilator support for a wide variety of patient conditions.