Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV)

NIV or non-invasive ventilation is used for respiratory support via nasal, full face, or nasal pillow interfaces. Choice of interface makes NIV a more effective therapy for patients with no airway restrictions or impediments. Community Surgical Supply uses the latest technology in ventilation including products such as the Trilogy Ventilator and Breathe NIOV.

When Should NIV Be Used

Non-invasive ventilation is an optimal therapy for patients with restrictive thoracic disorders and neuromuscular diseases that cause strain on the diaphragm and lungs and often makes breathing a laborious task.

NIV is also used to treat patients with chronic respiratory failure due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD can make breathing difficult, causing patients to take smaller breaths, preventing the lungs from expelling excess CO2. Non-invasive ventilation is used to support larger breaths that help deplete the lungs of CO2.

Respiratory Success Program

Community Surgical Supply has a well-developed Respiratory Program aimed at decreasing readmissions for patients with Chronic Obstructive Respiratory Disease.

  • Ventilation Specialist educates, trains, and follows each patient on a regular basis.
  • CO2 and SPO2 monitoring performed each visit to evaluate therapy settings for optimal treatment.
  • 3rd party telehealth call alerts patients at risk of readmission based on responses to top risk factors associated with treatment failure and/or readmission.

Our ventilation specialists and Respiratory Success Program have been able to decrease readmissions by as much as 50% as compared to the national average. Our full program results are available in the following white paper study… Respiratory Success Program White Paper

Invasive Ventilation

Invasive ventilation is respiratory support via a tracheotomy tube.

Patients weighing 5 kilos and above are able to be placed on invasive ventilation in the home care setting. Our highly skilled ventilation team will safely transition the patient from hospital to home.

Day One: Training begins with the introduction of your new designated respiratory therapist. At this point the patient and the caregivers are given the respiratory therapists cell phone number. Extensive training begins at the hospital.

Day Two: The respiratory therapist will then go to the home to complete a home assessment to assure a safe discharge environment.

Days Three to Five: Extensive training at the hospital and equipment is trialed.

Day Six: Exciting discharge day. Your designed respiratory therapist will be at your home waiting for you to arrive. A lot is happening during the first week: training, ventilator trails, and the home set-up. During this process your designated respiratory therapist is with you leading you in the right direction for a safe discharge home.

Finally Home: Your respiratory therapist will be there every day for the first week, weekly for a month, and monthly thereafter. With each visit all equipment will be checked and vital signs completed, as well as SPO2 and ETCO2 levels.