Complex Respiratory Care Program
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
& Service Area
People with COPD
Greater Ottawa Region, Ottawa-wide, SWCHC Service Area
2249 Carling Ave, Suite 200
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About this Program
The Complex Respiratory Care Program is a community-based respiratory therapy outreach program that helps clients currently living in the community with complex respiratory needs or those clients in the acute or sub-acute care setting with high respiratory needs integrate back into the community. Service is provided by a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
The Complex Respiratory Care Program provides in-home assessment, trach tube changes, training, and education to medically stable clients with tracheostomy or ventilator-assisted individuals and their families using a variety of tools. The respiratory therapist provides routine follow up and ongoing support to the client while in the community. The respiratory therapist will work with the discharging facility to promote a safe and successful discharge to home or community living.
Education is offered on an individual basis or in a group workshop setting to clients, caregivers, health care professionals, and family members. Training and education are available for invasive ventilation, non-invasive ventilation, mouthpiece ventilation, lung volume recruitment, cough assist, tracheostomy tubes, suctioning, and respiratory assessments.
Clinical support and education will be offered to clients who meet the following criteria:
Medically Stable with a primary care physician and/or respirologist
Invasively/Non-invasively ventilated at home or community living
Invasively/Non-invasively ventilated pending discharge to home or community
Tracheostomy tube and routine trach tube changes
Use of Cough Assist device
Champlain LHIN service area
The cost of the service is covered for clients with a valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card living within the Champlain LHIN.