Clinician Experience

Read how early mobility may impact your in-patient protocol

Dr. Morishi is discharging his patient, RH, a 68 year old male with stage III COPD today. It will be a full two days earlier than Dr. Morishi would have normally anticipated discharging his patient in RH's condition, yet his patient is ready to go home. Both Dr. Morishi and RH are pleased. This is the 3rd time Dr. Morishi has been able to release a patient with respiratory insufficiency earlier, ever since he adopted an early mobility protocol in his hospital.

Dr. Morishi had recently come across multiple studies where early mobility had been shown to reduce patients’ hospital stay after being admitted to hospital for critical illness.

This is a narrative based on actual research by clinicians who use early mobility protocols in hospitals.

Suggested Patient Profile

Identify patients who could benefit using NIOV

The NIOV System is uniquely designed to provide volume support and positive inspiratory pressure (PIP) that significantly increases tidal volume and considerably improves ventilation.

Patients with moderate to severe respiratory insufficiency who are oxygen dependent and/or need added ventilation, and who are capable of spontaneously breathing a minimum tidal volume of 3.5cc/kg of predicted body weight, may benefit from using NIOV for early ambulation in the hospital and long term mobility in the home.

  • Respiratory insufficiencies: Stage III- IV COPD
  • Various Restrictive Lung Conditions (ILD)
  • Various Neuromuscular Conditions (ALS)
  • Rehabilitation Pre-‐Post Lung Transplant
Suggested NIOV Application

NIOV may improve a variety of patient care protocols in the hospital environment. Successful applications so far are:

  • General medical/surgical units
    • Reduce dyspnea
    • Pre/post lung transplant
    • Facilitate rehabilitation efforts during:
      • Physical Therapy
      • Respiratory Therapy
      • Occupational Therapy
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
    • Therapy post-extubation
    • Early mobilization
    • Alternate to high flow systems
    • NIV to decrease dyspnea
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    • Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Emergency Services (ER)
    • COPD & CHF exacerbations
  • Long Term Acute Care (LTAC)
    • Facilitate de-cannulation of tracheotomy patients
    • Ambulation
    • Facilitate rehabilitation effort during:
      • Physical Therapy
      • Respiratory Therapy
      • Occupational Therapy
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
    • Therapy post anesthesia
    • Therapy post extubation
    • NIV to decrease dyspnea

»To see sample protocols and patient profiles click here

Clinician Voices

Hear about NIOV from Clinicians in their own words

“ I look forward to seeing this product available to all patients suffering with COPD,… I do believe this ventilator is revolutionary and will turn the COPD community upside down,… giving them hope for their future and a brighter tomorrow. ”

Lynn McCabe, RRT, RCP
Supervisor, Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Sharp Memorial Hospital