Getting the most out of ventilation therapy

Adhering to treatment is critical for patients receiving non-invasive ventilation.

Research indicates that patients and their families are more likely to adapt to and continue therapy if they have:

  • proper equipment and training1-4
  • an adequate number of caregivers1-4
  • a support system of experienced healthcare professionals.1-4

At ResMed, we agree that the best way to improve therapy compliance is by using a multi-faceted approach, which includes:

  • Effective home patient education and consistent follow-up

    This is vital to help maintain a patient’s confidence in the therapy they are receiving. AirViewTM compliance monitoring*  allows across the board, real-time access to patient data for all care partners (HMEs, physicians, sleep labs) in one place - an easy and efficient way for all to practitioners proactively identify and address therapy compliance issues.        

Equipment replacement

Timely equipment replacement is critical to helping patients stay compliant and comfortable during therapy.

Take the time to educate your patients on knowing when and how to replace components of their products, and how this relates to comfort and therapy effectiveness.

The parts that need to be replaced more regularly include tubesfiltersmask accessories and tracheostomies.

References

  • 01

    Oppenheimer EA. iVUN News. 1997

  • 02

    Zozula et al. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2001

  • 03

    Hoy et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999

  • 04

    Chervin et al. Sleep. 1997

*AirView is only available on selected devices.

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