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RSVP Home Care offers its patients with Cystic Fibrosis, medical equipment and respiratory therapy as prescribed by your doctor or health care professional. When your child has been diagnosed with CF, it is important to become as familiar as you can with CF and how you can help your child maintain a normal as possible life. Your home health care team can help you do just that.

What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis is a disorder that causes severe lung damage and nutritional deficiencies. This life-threatening disorder is a genetic condition that causes individuals with CF to produce thick and sticky mucus secretions. Cells that produce mucus, saliva, sweat and digestive juices are greatly affected. Mucus that normally acts as a lubricant can block airways and passageways in the lungs and pancreas. Respiratory failure is a common problem with CF. CF sometimes requires lung transplantation as well as other surgeries to correct complications associated with CF.

Treatments For Cystic Fibrosis

There are many treatments available for CF and its symptoms. The main complications are infection, too much mucus, decreased airflow, malnutrition and other complications resulting from poor digestion. Treatments include:

What Can A Caregiver do?

Keep immunizations up to date; this includes influenza and pneumonia vaccinations as suggested by your doctor. These will help keep infections down.

Children with CF will need to have the mucus physically removed from their lungs. This is done with chest percussions by manually clapping on the chest from the front and back. This is best done with their head leaning downward to allow the gravity to help clear the secretions. Sometimes an electric or mechanical percussor is used. An inflatable vest that vibrates with high frequency can also be used to help your child or infant cough up secretions. Infants and children need daily percussions done at least twice a day. Our respiratory therapist can show you the best way to do this.

Exercise is important for people with CF. Activity and exercise helps to loosen the mucus in the lungs and causes the child to cough more. It also strengthens the heart and muscles needed to breathe. Make sure your child is given a nutritious diet and follow the advice of your doctor or dietician. CF can cause children to become malnourished because normal enzymes cannot reach the intestines. Pancreatic enzymes and vitamins can help your child absorb nutrients and stay at a healthy weight. Medical Equipment for Cystic Fibrosis RSVP Home Care is equipped with all the equipment you will need to care for your infant or child with CF. This includes mechanical percussors and vests as well as other respiratory and post surgical needs. Our professional respiratory therapists are able to offer you the home care you need as well. Having a licensed respiratory therapist on your home health care team can give you the confidence and assurance that you desire when you’re caring for your child at home.

Equipment Listing

RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT

Ventilators – LTV 950 and 1150 Trilogy

Ventilator supplies; circuits, humidifiers

CPAP/NIPPV/BI-Level

Aerosol compressors (50 PSI) & supplies

Nebulizers & supplies

Suction machines & supplies (oral and tracheal)

Trach. Tubes (Shiley, Bivona, Smiths) standard & custom sizes

Tracheostomy supplies

Cough-assist devices

OXYGEN EQUIPMENT

Oxygen concentrators

High pressure systems

Oximeters and Probes

ENTERALS

Enteral pumps & poles

Nutrients & feeding kits

G-tubes, N/G tubes & supplies

MIC-KEY buttons & supplies

OTHER SUPPLIES

Complete line of dressings & gauze supplies

Incontinent supplies & Uri logical supplies