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Crafted especially for healthcare professionals, here you’ll find articles and case studies, along with Frontier’s blog. We believe through open communication, we can serve our patient population together for optimal health outcomes.

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Pressure Ulcers Guidelines

Risk assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians Authors: Amir Qaseem, Tanveer P Mir, Melissa Starkey, Thomas D Denberg Publisher: Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians Abstract: The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations based on theContinue reading “Pressure Ulcers Guidelines”

Categorizing Incontinence

Incontinence: It takes a Team; Categorizing Incontinence Publication: Provider Magazine Author: Amy Mendoza Publisher: American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living “Vetter Health Services, headquartered in Elkhorn, Neb., takes a restorative approach to bowel and bladder retraining. When new residents walk in the door, staff assess them for incontinence and take it a stepContinue reading “Categorizing Incontinence”

NIV & COPD

Home Non-Invasive Ventilation Use Following Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Publication: Respiratory Medicine Study Authors: Matos, P; Kampelmacher, MJ; Esquinas, AM Publisher: Science Direct In 2011, 166 COPD patients were studied to evaluate the effectiveness of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV). Half of the patients utilized the at-home therapy; the otherContinue reading “NIV & COPD”

NIV & ALS

Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) and Hypercapnia-Associated Symptoms in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Publication: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica Study Authors: Dorst, J; Behrendt, G; Ludolph, AC. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Country of Publication: Denmark “Objectives: During the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), progressive weakness of respiratory muscles leads to chronic hypercapnia which causes various symptoms like sleep disturbances, daytimeContinue reading “NIV & ALS”

The Necessity of Seat Elevation for Power Wheelchairs

RESNA Position on the Application of Seat Elevation Devices for Power Wheelchair Users Authors: Schiappa, MS ATP; Piriano, PT ATP/SMS; Bernhardt, PT MPT ATP; Shea, MA OTR ATP; Maurer, PT MPT ATP; Rosen, PT MPT MSMS ATP/SMS; Lange, OTR/L ABDA ATP/SMS; Schmeler, PhD OTR/L ATP; Dicanno, MD Publisher: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society ofContinue reading “The Necessity of Seat Elevation for Power Wheelchairs”

Bronchiectasis in Primary Care

“Non-cystic fibrosis (CF) (bronchiectasis) is a common chronic lung condition, which occurs due to damage to the airways leading to persistent cough, sputum production and recurrent chest infections (Hill et al, 2018). This article focuses on the adult patient and describes the pathophysiology, aetiology, investigation, and management of bronchiectasis in the primary care setting. TheContinue reading “Bronchiectasis in Primary Care”

Tilt, Recline & Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs

RESNA Position on the Application of Tilt, Recline, and Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs Literature Update Authors: Dicianno, MD; Lieberman, MSOTR/L, ATP; Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP; Souza, PhD, PT; Cooper, MPT, ATP; Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS; Liu, PT, PhD; Jan, PT, PhD Publisher: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Tilt, recline, and elevating legrests areContinue reading “Tilt, Recline & Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs”

Bronchiectasis: Signs & Symptoms

In order to raise awareness of bronchiectasis—and to support patients through diagnosis and care—we must first understand this disease state. What is Bronchiectasis? by Bryan Pearson, RRTFrontier Home Medical Clinical Representative The American Lung Association defines bronchiectasis as “A chronic condition where the walls of the bronchi are thickened from inflammation and infection. People withContinue reading “Bronchiectasis: Signs & Symptoms”

Online DME Ordering

Are you tired of extra paperwork, addendums and difficult ordering criteria? Frontier Home Medical’s E-Prescribe portal, called Parachute, walks you through the ordering process and helps to build documentation needed to get patients the timely care they deserve. What can you prescribe in Frontier’s Parachute app? Oxygen CPAP & BiLevel Nebulizer Non-Invasive Ventilation High FrequencyContinue reading “Online DME Ordering”

Depression Treatment and OSA

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment Doesn’t Work Publication: Mental Health Weekly Digest Study Author: Dr. W. Vaughn McCall, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Publisher: NewsRX LLC According to recent findings, there may be a link between unsuccessful treatmentContinue reading “Depression Treatment and OSA”

FHM Oxygen Modality Quick Reference

When patients need oxygen therapy, there are many choices available for healthcare professionals to prescribe. Download the Frontier Oxygen Modality worksheet to help navigate the world of oxygen devices. This chart identifies the following: Type of Device (in home, on-the-go, home fill oxygen) Power Source (wall outlet, car charger, battery-powered) Continuous Flow (functionality, settings, batteryContinue reading “FHM Oxygen Modality Quick Reference”

Depression and OSA

The Correlation of Anxiety and Depression With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Authors: Fariborz Rezaeitalab , Fatemeh Moharrari , Soheila Saberi, Hadi Asadpour, Fariba Rezaeetalab Publisher: J Res Med Sci. 2014 Mar;19(3):205-10. Background: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common sleep disorder characterized by repeated upper airway obstruction during sleep. While respiratory pauses followed by loudContinue reading “Depression and OSA”