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What does EPAP stand for?

EPAP stands for Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure

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A bi-level CPAP system delivers two different positive pressure levels--an inspiratory positive airway pressure, or IPAP, and an expiratory positive airway pressure, or EPAP The difference between these two pressure levels is commonly referred to as the pressure support.
Procedure Pressure settings * Set expiratory positive pressure, CPAP or positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) at 3-5 cm * Set inspiratory pressure (or pressure support) at 8-10 cm * Inspiratory pressure should be set higher than expiratory pressure * If the patient has difficulty during inspiration, triggering breaths, increase the expiratory positive airway pressure * If tidal volumes are shallow (< 7 ml/kg), increase inspiratory pressures * In hypoxic patients, increase the expiratory pressure at increments of 2 cm [H.