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 training, an adequate number of caregivers, and a support system of experienced healthcare professionals.1-4
We agree that the best way to improve therapy compliance is by using a multi-faceted approach, which includes:
- Comfortable, easy-to-use and reliable equipment. ResMed’s invasive and non-invasive ventilation devices, masks and humidification technology give patients every opportunity for successful therapy.
- Effective patient education and consistent follow-up. This is vital to help maintain a patient’s confidence in the therapy they are receiving. EasyCare Online compliance monitoring provides 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 proactively identify and address therapy compliance issues.
Timely equipment replacement is another important way to help 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. Keep in mind that tubes, filters, masks, accessories and tracheostomy equipment need to be replaced more frequently.