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RESPIRATORY THERAPY SERVICES

       

RESPIRATORY THERAPY SERVICES

A team of Registered Respiratory Therapists:  
  • Provides device troubleshooting by telephone support.  
  • After VEP business hours, urgent device troubleshooting by an on-call Respiratory Therapist is available (24 hr. service)
  A team of Registered Respiratory Therapists:
  • Provides device education for all new users. This may be done virtually (REACTS) or in-person.
  • Consults with clinical specialists across the province, to assess the home ventilation needs of clients are met, both currently and looking towards the future needs of clients.
  • Participates in approved research activities.
  • Provides device data download reports to physicians.
  • Provides professional consults to physicians and other health professionals.
  • Reviews device data downloads to support troubleshooting and patient care.
  • Coordinates the exchange of equipment as needed for replacement, preventative maintenance or recalls.
  • Recovers equipment to be returned to the VEP.
  • Assists and guides users to make prescribed parameter changes.
  • Directs clients to appropriate services or vendors.
  • Develops and implements client, caregiver, and clinician educational materials.
  • Involves client representatives to evaluate and make recommendations on relevant educational material.
  • Participates in educational initiatives to increase awareness and expertise in the fields of respiratory therapy and home mechanical ventilation.