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MarkIngletonMarkIngleton Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited September 27 in Disabled people
I am on a c pat machine i was told i would not have shield  if you have coved they ventilate you so whats the difference  I know ventilatering is more invasive but air is still pumped in  


  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 4,709 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MarkIngleton - & welcome to the community. A CPAP machine often helps people that have a certain type of sleep apnoea, & is used during the night, whereas a ventilator is more commonly used for people who are unable to breathe on their own.
    I hope that helps answer your query, but if not, please say. :)
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,422 Pioneering
    Hi @MarkIngleton

    Did this clear up your question?  Let us know if we can help in any other way.  

    I've deleted your other post as I think it accidentally posted twice, and have moved this to our disabled people discussion board so others can spot it.

    I hope you have a lovely Sunday.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 4,577 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again hope your question has been answered 

    I think the new measures said that peo0ple would not have to shield at present and I am sure if you were required to shield you would be contacted 
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