What is non-invasive ventilation?
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a respiratory treatment that helps move air and oxygen (if applicable) in and out of the airway. NIV creates positive airway pressure that forces the volume of air and oxygen (if applicable) into the lungs which in turn, decreases the work of breathing. This treatment is considered non-invasive as it is done with the use of a mask, rather than a breathing tube inserted into the airway.
NIV is a valuable treatment for managing chronic respiratory failure symptoms related to specific lung conditions. The use of NIV in the home setting may also help with the body’s ability to maintain normal oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. Many ventilator models today are lightweight and portable, making 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 capability to adapt to 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. NHV, Lincare’s Non-Invasive 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 of care to help ensure a stable home environment for you and your loved ones. When you partner with us, you receive:
- Regular 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.