A bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machine aids in breathing. It consists primarily of a mask that forcefully blows air into a patient’s lips to allow air to circulate in the lungs. Before Paul’s death, he has a severe shortness of breath and must use a BiPAP machine to keep oxygen flowing.
BiPAP Machine Term Timeline in When Breath Becomes Air
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...Paul consults with physicians about the steps forward. The critical-care attending doctor tells Paul that BiPAP is only a temporary solution; the only remaining intervention is for Paul to be put... (full context)