"Portable Ventilator Precautions" by Deborah Robins is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. NB Not to be construed as medical advice.
WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT
Diurnal ventilators are designed to be portable
for true independence. The sip mouthpiece (MPV) is non-invasive (NIV)
• Cheap and simple to use
• Can be used intermittently
• Allows “AIR STACKING”
• No visual interference
• No comorbidity (trach or mask problems)
31% saved by
Both internal battery and external battery run out of charge
The ventilator fails unexpectedly
The circuit (hose) disconnects, splits or leaks
A knapsack on your wheelchair containing:
• A spare external battery
• AC power cord
• An ambu bag
• A roll of masking tape to repair leaks to circuit
• Emergency contact of your pulmonologist
• Alert Card in wallet
Don't leave home without
HIDING YOUR CIRCUIT
A cylindrical black lycra sock with elasticised openings, easily conceals the clear circuit. Covers are also commercially available.
Various sip vent support arms and halters may be custom made.
A bendable support arm, made from black loc-line, is available from Philips.
Toussaint, M. (2012, Oct). Nocturnal and diurnal ventilation in
Neuromuscular Diseases. Workshop presented at the
Riding the Wave conference, Gold Coast.