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Table 1 Criteria for the use of prophylactic CPAP.

From: Early postoperative use of CPAP reduces need for unplanned IPPV in elective vascular patients

Current smoker
FEV1: <1.5 l/minute
Poor exercise tolerance (<100 yards) due to chest problems
SpO2 <92% on air
SpO2 <92% on FiO2 >0.4 in theatre