Ventilator and Tracheotomy Program
All Metro’s Ventilator and Tracheotomy Program was designed to provide the support and care that enables families who are facing the challenges of caring for a patient on a ventilator or with a tracheotomy to confidently and safely care for their loved one at home. All Metro Health Care provides hourly or around the clock services in a well-coordinated, family centered approach to meet the complex needs of these patients and their caregivers.
All Metro Health Care employs only professional nurses who are specially trained and experienced to care for ventilator dependent and tracheotomy patients in their homes. Furthermore, the company’s nurses attend training and continuing education programs conducted by respiratory therapists and other health professionals designed to advance their skills and expertise in caring for ventilator dependent and tracheotomy patients. Family members and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to attend select educational presentations.
Before services commence, one of All Metro Health Care’s Registered Nurses, in consultation with the patient’s attending physician and family members, will visit the patient’s home or facility from which the patient is being discharged, to develop a comprehensive plan of care. In conjunction with family members, who may be active participants in the patient’s care, our primary goal is to help the patient attain his or her highest level of well-being.
Once services commence, periodic home supervisory visits are conducted by Registered Nurses to assure the services are being provided according to the plan of care. Furthermore, written daily patient progress notes and outcome reports are made available to the patient’s physician, authorized family members, and case managers. In the event that an issue or question arises, the company’s office staff and nursing supervisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
All Metro Health Care’s Home Ventilator and Tracheotomy staff provides care for patient with specific needs related to:
- Mechanical ventilation
- Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP equipment)
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices
- Tracheotomy care
- Oximetry measurements
- Apnea monitoring
- Oxygen systems
- Other respiratory-related care