Respiratory Therapists Are Your Coaches
Best way to start PAP therapy off on the right foot? Use our respiratory therapists.
What respiratory therapists do:
- Calling up to follow up on therapy every 3, 14, 30, 60, 90 days
- Checking compliance
- Giving advice on cleaning
- Exchanging faulty equipment
- Facilitating machine or equipment exchanges for a better fitting mask or newer machine
Once the one-on-one setups are done and the patient settles into PAP therapy, there will be particular moments that Breathe Medical’s respiratory therapists will check up on a patient’s progress.
As these first few months of PAP therapy wear on, our respiratory therapists will be here as a pillar of your support system. Patients can contact a respiratory therapist via phone (866-535-2727) or email (RT@breathemed.com) and get direct advice or encouragement if anything comes up.
Our respiratory therapists will also reach out to patients after the following periods of time have elapsed:
- 3 days
- 14 days
- 1 month
- 60 days
- 90 days
If anything abnormal occurs within these time periods, our respiratory therapist will contact you and advise you on the best way to proceed. For example, if there are issues with dry mouths or throats, a suggestion might be to change tubing to one that carries humidified air.
Mask & Equipment Exchanges
If the patient would like to switch mask types, the respiratory therapists will be the first point of contact for that matter. Whether or not the patient has difficulty with therapy due to mask discomfort can be resolved with the help of a respiratory therapist.
Another aspect of support is exchanging faulty machines or malfunctioning pieces of PAP therapy equipment. If a patient suddenly discovers a hole in their mask or tubing before the re-supply date arrives, they can always call our respiratory therapists for new equipment.
Also, our respiratory therapists will remind patients the best way to clean their equipment is on a weekly and daily schedule. Your equipment will only be at optimal levels if patients clean it. Only mild detergent or soap can be used. Do not leave equipment drying directly in the sun either.
Whether a patient needs to go through troubleshooting, exchange some equipment, or get tidbits of advice about cleaning, our respiratory therapists are here for you.
Don’t hesitate to contact Breathe Medical at [highlight dark=”no”](866) 535-2727[/highlight] or [highlight dark=”no”]firstname.lastname@example.org[/highlight] if you want to talk to an RT about your PAP therapy!