Care of a patient requiring invasive mechanical ventilation

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At least: 1 medical consultation, 2 visits to the nurse and 2 visits to the physiotherapist per week.

Care of a patient requiring non-invasive mechanical ventilation:

  • more than 16 hours a day and for children and adolescents under the age of 18 – regardless of the duration of ventilation at least: a doctor’s consultation, two visits to a nurse and two visits to a physiotherapist per week.
  • 8-16 hours a day, a medical consultation should take place at least once every two weeks, a visit to a nurse – at least once a week, a visit to a physiotherapist – at least twice a week .
  • less than 8 hours a day, medical consultations and nursing visits must be done at least quarterly.

In cases where emergency advice is needed, you can contact your doctor and nurse by phone. The patient remains under observation and is provided with the diagnostic tests necessary for the correct therapy at home.  The home ventilation team performs, among other things, diagnostic tests that allow adequate respiratory therapy at home, in particular: imaging tests (including X-rays and ultrasound – in full), testing the acid-base balance of blood and respiratory gases in the capillary blood arterialized.

The services are provided on the basis of a recommendation from an insurance physician, which is accompanied by an information sheet on hospital treatment, patient test results and qualifications for home care.

The following people are eligible for home care:

  • in the case of patients with chronic respiratory failure requiring the use of invasive mechanical ventilation, an anesthetist and intensive care specialist working in the hospital where the beneficiary’s treatment has been completed;
  • For patients with chronic respiratory failure who require the use of non-invasive mechanical ventilation, an anesthetist and intensive care specialist or a lung specialist working in the hospital where the beneficiary’s treatment has been completed.