The Home Ventilator Machine
The home ventilator works when connected to a mains electricity supply. When the ventilator is turned on, it sucks in air through a filter from the room and blows it out under a pressure through a tube. The air is then delivered to the patient using either a mask that covers the nose (referred to as a nasal mask) or via a mask that covers the nose and mouth (referred to as a full face mask). As a prescriber will you need to advise the ventilator patient on the most suitable type for them to use.
The home ventilator delivers two levels of pressure: a higher level of pressure when breathing in and a lower pressure when breathing out.
Baywater can supply a range of home ventilators from leading manufacturers to meet the diverse clinical needs of all patient groups.
If the patient lives in an area that encounters repeated power cuts or if they are used to travelling to places where mains electricity is not available, then it may be worth discussing a battery option with them. For patients who require 24 hour ventilator support a back up battery may offer a safe option in case of power cuts or restricted access to a mains supply.