Mobility is one of the best features of today��s ventilators for home use. Most attach easily to a wheelchair or may be carried in a backpack. Because many ventilators are small, lightweight and include internal and external batteries, they can accompany the patient traveling by car, train, boat or plane.
Before traveling with a ventilator:
Talk with other ventilator users
Speaking with people who travel with a ventilator can provide insight and tips for how to cope
Consider power
Find out the sources of electricity available at your destination, including voltage, amps, watts, cycles and wall outlets
Include supplies
Bring a personalized travel kit with extra supplies in case something gets damaged or lost
Check transportation procedures
Become familiar with local guidelines and policies so that the trip goes smoothly
Know ventilator settings
Learn how to do basic ventilator setup and problem-solving