Outpatient Management of Chronic Respiratory Failure

Doctor’s Corner #2 Presented by: Doug Kane M.D. FACCP (RRT) Chief Medical Officer Director of Program Development Encore HealthCare Aside from fulltime ventilator patients in the home setting, utilization, management, and payment have been problematic. As a pulmonary physician I have felt that patients with Stage IV COPD or those with chronic respiratory failure would benefit from home use of NIV/BIPAP. Patients not meeting the definition of chronic respiratory failure including desaturation on 02 would … Read more

The COPD Patient-Powered Research Network

From: Cara Pasquale Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Dear COPD Foundation Staff, The long awaited COPD PPRN Whiteboard video is here! This is a great tool to use if someone asks you what the COPD PPRN is and what does it do. I encourage all of you to watch the video – it was a labor intensive team effort and I think the final product will serve us well for promoting the COPD PPRN! Thanks! … Read more