Great Patient Resources from the HTF
March 28, 2013
If you’re a user of home medical devices, home ventilation, or home oxygen therapy, the Healthcare Technology Foundation has some great resources designed especially for you.
Home Devices: Can I bring my own medical device with me to the hospital? goes over everything that’s involved in bringing your home medical device with you when you go to the hospital, including liability and maintenance issues.
Home Ventilation: A Safety Guide for Caregivers explains the ins and outs of caring for sophisticated ventilation equipment at home. A bullet point list covers all the key points you need to consider.
Fire Safety & Oxygen: A Patient Guide covers important safety issues involved when oxygen is used in the home and how to avoid them. Special emphasis is placed on the risk of fire.
All three brochures are available in Spanish as well and can be downloaded here.