For patients on respirator, infection control is extremely important to prevent serious lower tract infections. All equipment’s inner parts, connected directly or indirectly to airways, should be sterile to prevent lower respiratory tract infection. A CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) will always be an “extended lung” when connected to the patient’s airways. The inner parts of CPAP may be strongly contaminated during use by patients. There may be a huge growth of bacteria and fungi in biofilms and secrets in wet areas in the inner part of the CPAP.
- Continuous positive airway pressure
- Intensive treatment
- Respiratory infections
- Infection prevention
- Sterile procedures
- Infection control
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Andersen, B.M. (2019). External CPAP: Cleaning Procedures. In: Prevention and Control of Infections in Hospitals. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99921-0_32
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