Monitoring BCPAP is a basic safety requirement and a standard of care due to potentially harmful fluctuations in delivered pressures, as shown in the videos below.

Over-pressure situations can result long-term lung damage. Even commonly occurring “de-sat” events have significant costs including de-recruitment and increased work of breathing for already vulnerable patients.

Due to these implications, the FDA requires that Bubble CPAP device monitoring is stipulated in manufacturers’ IFUs.

In addition, AARC recommends monitoring in their Neonatal CPAP Guidelines.

We wouldn’t administer vent CPAP without monitoring; don’t patients on Bubble CPAP deserve the same protection?

The NAPA LP-15 monitors delivered pressures so you can manage patient safety.

Why BCPAP Monitoring is Imperative:

Prevent Hypoxic Events by Detecting Therapy Disconnects

Why BCPAP Monitoring is Imperative:

Inspiratory Effort Exceeds Set Flow

Why BCPAP Monitoring is Imperative: 

The Trouble with the Double Bubble

Why BCPAP Monitoring is Imperative:

Pressure Changes Due to Canister Overfill