How can CPAP support a child’s breathing?
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How can CPAP support a child’s breathing?

Mike Stephenson Senior lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Continuous positive airway pressure can help babies with breathing difficulties, but there may be complications in its use

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is used to help keep a child’s airway open. It is used in babies with breathing difficulties, for example where there are symptoms of bronchiolitis, and to treat obstructive sleep apnoea.

Nursing Children and Young People. 34, 3, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.34.3.10.s5

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