What is non-invasive ventilation?
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is an increasingly popular respiratory treatment that helps move oxygen in and out of your airways. NIV creates positive airway pressure that forces air into the lungs and makes it easier for you to breathe without inserting a tube into your lungs.
It is a valuable treatment for managing chronic respiratory failure depending on your specific condition. If you are well enough to receive treatment at home, using the machine several times throughout the day can help you maintain proper gas exchange. Most ventilator models today provide portability which can make it easier to maintain your lifestyle.
Advantages of non-invasive ventilation
Because NIV uses a mask rather than a breathing tube, it is easier to tolerate than invasive ventilation and does not require sedation.
A significant benefit of non-invasive ventilation is that it assists patients with breathing and has the capabilities to adapt specific respiratory needs.
Overall, NIV helps improve patient autonomy by helping patients maintain their health related quality of life in the home rather than the clinical setting.
How does non-invasive ventilation work with Lincare
Lincare's non-invasive home ventilator program (NHV) has a simple mission: provide the quality respiratory care you deserve so you can maintain your independence and live each day to the fullest. The Lincare team is experienced in long-term home mechanical ventilation and specializes in providing ventilator equipment and aids. NHV, Lincare’s Home Ventilator Program, enables ventilator patients to have as much normalcy as possible in their life while receiving complex medical treatment.
We are committed to providing clinical support for patients and educational assistance for caregivers. In short, it is our standard-to-care to help ensure a stable home environment for you and your loved ones. When you partner with us, you receive:
- A monthly follow-up to ensure compliance of prescribed therapies performed by qualified clinical staff scheduled with your local Lincare center
- Ongoing instruction and education provided to each patient by a licensed clinical specialist
- 24/7 patient and provider support
- Various supply options that are provided regularly
If you are considering non-invasive ventilation therapy, our clinicians can discuss and work with you to ensure your needs are adequately met. We will provide the education, support, and stable home environment you deserve for successful treatment.