Product Catalog Flipbooks

Guide to respiratory therapy products

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 22 of 31

23 Section 5 Mechanical Ventilation Who is the ventilator patient? Anyone who suffers from a range of conditions, including: • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) • ALS • Multiple Sclerosis • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) • Muscular Dystrophy • Any restrictive and neuromuscular diagnosis Prevalence of ventilator patients in the U.S. 790,257 hospitalizations involving mechanical ventilation in 2005, representing 2.7 episodes of mechanical ventilation per 1,000 population; estimated national costs were $27 billion representing 12% of all hospital costs. VENTILATORS Ventilator Product Image Item Description HCPC Codes MFR MFR # Invasive Ventilators EO465 Vyaire Medical (Care Fusion) 18984-001 Vyaire Medical (Care Fusion) 18888-001 Medtronic HT70PM-WW-NA How does a ventilator work? The ventilator pushes air into the lungs to deliver a breath, then allows the air to come back out, just as the lungs would do if they were able to. Why a ventilator is needed A ventilator is necessary when the patient is unable to breathe well enough on their own to provide oxygen to the brain and body. Conditions that require a ventilator: When a patient is having difficulty breathing and needs assistance. Care of a ventilator • Wipe down ventilator as directed in the manufacturer guidelines • Change out bacteria filters, circuits, tracheostomy a dapters and water chambers as directed in the manufacturer guidelines Source:

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of Product Catalog Flipbooks - Guide to respiratory therapy products