Pros: helping patients find their generative moments to self-manage their disease, and seeing the patients become stronger and more active.
Cons: getting necessary documents from some of the physician offices
A typical day is varied and broad in scope:
Patient and background information is routinely reviewed to enable education and coaching of patients to manage their pulmonary disease.
Customized patient education includes exercise equipment and technique that can be continued at home and in a gym. Patients are monitored when exercising to ensure they are working at the right level, measure if oxygen is needed to supplement and how much, and monitor their blood pressure.
Many patients are unfamiliar with their prescribed medications and don't always take them correctly, or when to contact their physician. In addition, quality of life can be improved through more thorough education that promotes understanding of infection control, energy conservation, relaxation techniques, oxygen safety & travel to improve disease management.
Medical summaries are regularly provided to referring Physicians to communicate patient recommendation or needs. Meet with Medical Director to review patients on weekly or bi-monthly basis
DME communication is also provided when the patient's needs for oxygen are not being met or if they don't have the correct equipment.