What is CPAP and Sleep Apnea

 I was at a conference recently and shared a room with a friend....more

Not quite what we were hoping for, but...

 Our first grandson was given a trial-off the ventilator today, which has been providing only minimal support for the past week.  However, the poor little guy struggled under CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure, which is a step between mechanical ventilation and nasal cannula). This was telling that his body is not quite ready to be breathing on its own. Tests of his blood gases also revealed that he did not tolerate the trial well, so the decision was made to reintubate him. ...more

What is CPAP/ Sleep Awareness Week

For those who have sleep apnea a CPAP is your introduction to the first good night sleep you have had in a long time.  The problem is that you have to get used to it. ...more