Date Published

March 30, 2022

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Does cpap have to be used with nitro


If the patient meets the conditions, indications and has no contraindications, then CPAP should be utilized regardless of whether or not the patient requires nitro. However, given the current pandemic, if you are concerned about the risk of COVID-19 either due to individual patient factors or community spread, it is reasonable to withhold CPAP. This element of paramedic clinical judgment is highlighted in the most recent OBHG MAC Considerations for Paramedics Managing Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic (here).



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