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Preventing COPD Readmissions: Utilizing non-invasive ventilation and comprehensive follow-up care in patients' homes to help ensure they stay there

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This article outlines Community Surgical Supply's Respiratory Success Program which incorporates non-invasive ventilation with intensive patient support and follow up; the initiative reports a 12% reduction in average COPD readmissions rate for those enrolled in the program.

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Citation: Mehaffey EJ. Preventing COPD Readmissions: Utilizing non-invasive ventilation and comprehensive follow-up care in patients' homes to help ensure they stay there. ADVANCE website. http://respiratory-care-sleep-medicine.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Preventing-COPD-Re-Admissions.aspx. Published July 6, 2015. Accessed July 30, 2015.
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  • This article is very informative and highlights a companies "Respiratory Success Program" utilizing an advanced NIV technology (AVAPS-AE) device. This is definitely worth the time of any COPD patient to investigate if a similar program is available in your area and a discussion with your healthcare practitioner if you'd be a good candidate for this therapy option
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  • KevinSMt, you are so right- it is so importatnt for patients to know not only about their disease, symptoms, but to be aware of all their treatment options so they can be part of the shared decision making with their healthcare team. Thank-you for participating and utilizing the vast resources on this site. We look forward to your informative input.
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