NIV & Significant Outcomes

As a Registered Respiratory Therapist for over 20 years, 17 of those years being in-home care, I have personally set up many severe patients on Non-Invasive Ventilation; and what I see is the amazing positive impact on the patients’ quality of life.

PATIENT IMPACT

Let me tell you about the first woman whom I set up on NIV therapy. She had been struggling with COPD progression for years and had been admitted to the hospital four times in six months. Her quality of life was completely diminished, so much so that when I went to her home, she was winded just answering the door. I went over the use of the machine and then I placed the mask on her face. Within a few short minutes, I could see her work of breathing ease. I let her rest with it on for twenty minutes and then I gently touched her arm to let her know I was going to remove the mask and turn off the machine. The smile on her face was priceless—and something I will never forget. When I called her to follow up on how her NIV therapy was going, she said that she was back to doing many of her daily routines. She could not be more thankful for her machine and the care Frontier Home Medical provided to her.

CARE FROM FRONTIER

Our clinic support specialists always strive to be a point of reference to our referral sources and patients. We work closely with all our providers to offer problem-solving solutions and the best options for patients and their insurance coverage. Insurances have strict guidelines that need to be met in order to cover durable medical equipment and sometimes, that can get confusing. No matter the time of day, we are here to get your patient qualified and set-up. Outcomes are our goal and Non-Invasive Ventilation will help reach that goal.

Written By:

Joselin Lockard, RRT

Frontier Home Medical Sales Representative

Kearney and Grand Island

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