Airway Management provides portable and stationary
ventilators designed to meet the needs of any patient in the
Typically, we set up our ventilators in the hospital or skilled
nursing facility a few days prior to discharge to help assure
optimal ventilator settings. We also provide an extensive in-service
program for the nursing staff and primary caregivers who will
have day-to-day involvement with the management of the ventilator
once the patient is at home. With our 24-hour on-call services,
one of our therapists or nurses is only a phone call away.
Our Apnea/Bradycardia (A/B)Monitor program
includes prompt delivery of the monitor to the hospital as well
training regarding use and application of the monitor. Our caregiver
training typically includes an overview of CPR as well as extensive
troubleshooting techniques. Our therapists and nurses also perform
monthly downloads of the monitor using laptop computers. By doing
so, we are able to identify the need for additional training
and enhance caregiver understanding of the monitor.
Airway Management is convinced that through
proper education and training, as well as use of the best interfaces
etc), consistent use can become a reality. This, we believe is
the best way to counteract the high incidence of non-compliance
with these devices in the home care industry. Unless otherwise
specified by the physician, we always refit our patients for
the best possible interface to achieve maximum patient comfort.
All equipment is delivered and set up by an RRT or RN with expertise
in the application of CPAP and BiPAP devices.
Asthma Management Program:
Since our staff has met the stringent
criteria of becoming Respiratory Therapy Medicaid Providers
under the Florida Medicaid Program,
Airway Management is able to provide one of the most in-depth
home asthma management programs available in Central Florida.
who are enrolled in a non-HMO Medicaid program simply need a
physician’s order for respiratory evaluation and
visits to become enrolled in our program. Once the prescription
is received, we schedule and perform the initial evaluation,
establish a plan of care, and discuss the goals of our intervention
with the caregivers, patient, and physician. Once we all agree
on the plan or care, our clinicians utilize a variety of resources
specifically designed to help our patients gain better control
over their disease.