Both the patient and caregiver should know about how the home care ventilator works.
The mechanical ventilator assists the patient's breathing, depending on the needs of the patient. For patients who need the greatest amount of assistance, the ventilator fully controls the volume and duration of breath throughout the respiration cycle.
Mechanical ventilation helps a patient breathe or takes over breathing function completely, and is set to produce the right volume of gas/air and adhere to the appropriate rate of breathing
Mechanical ventilators
Standard positive pressure ventilators deliver gas/air to the patient through a noninvasive (via a mask or nasal prongs) or invasive means (via tube insertion into the throat)
Ventilator control system
This ensures that the ventilator delivers the correct respiratory pattern
Ventilator monitors
This provides visual tracking of the volume of the patient's breath and indicates that the patient is properly connected to the ventilator
Conventional ventilators
Designed to adapt the breathing patterns of patients who require a normal range of ventilation. They can completely support the patient, allow all spontaneous breaths, or a combination of both
Ventilators and tracheostomy tubes
Invasive ventilation therapy entails the use of tracheostomy tubes, which come in cuffed or non-cuffed designs.