When using nCPAP, the patient must be able to breathe spontaneously, since no breaths are administered. The continuous positive pressure ensures stabilization of the airways and lungs.
nCPAP is the most commonly used mode of non-invasive respiratory support in premature infants and newborns and is the basis of some further variants, such as NIPPV, SNIPPV and nHFV.
Apnea is detected by MediTRIG. As a result, breaths are automatically triggered to stimulate breathing. Frequency, pressure level and breath duration can be individually adjusted.