The importance of knowing the home conditions of patients receiving long-term oxygen therapy Full Text
International Journal of COPD, 07/06/2012
Godoy I et al. – The home visit allowed us to identify problems and interventions that could improve the way Long–term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is used. The most common interventions related to smoking cessation, concentrator maintenance and cleaning, use of a humidifier, and adjustments of the length of the connector hose. Therefore, the home visit is a very important tool in providing comprehensive care to patients receiving LTOT, especially those who show lack of adequate progress and those who show uncertainty about the treatment method.