Why Home Ventilation?

There are many conditions and illnesses that affect your respiratory system. In home ventilation respiratory system units can help with the following conditions:

  • Missed signals from the brain to the lungs telling them to breathe
  • Lungs are too stiff or weak to breathe
  • Heart is damaged resulting in lungs working too hard
  • Lung tissue is damaged resulting in breathing problems.

Daily Cleaning

It is recommended that the lung ventilation system is cleaned on a daily basis. While the first few times you clean the unit, it may feel overwhelming, long or complicated, like any new task, we promise it will get easier. We recommend that you follow guidelines provided to your when the unit was received

It can also be a good idea to have the following items close by to help you clean your unit:

  • Cotton tipped swabs
  • Gauze
  • Tweezers
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Clean, small plastic bags
  • Disposable gloves
  • Small containers either labeled or distinctly different.

We recommend following the cleaning instructions that were provided to you for specific how-to information.

Why Home Ventilation?

Support Levels

Each type of ventilation respiratory system unit provides you with a different level of support for breathing.

  • Total Support. The lung ventilation unit completes all breathing for the individual.
  • Partial Support. The unit provides some breathing support for the individual. The individual is able to breathe on their own, between breaths provided by the unit.
  • Independent Breathing Time. The individual can breath on their own for specified periods of time, predetermined by a healthcare professional.

It should be noted that independent breathing time can change over time and it should be regularly monitored and adjusted as required.


Alarms are set to go off when you home ventilation respiratory system unit is not operating regularly. As annoying as the alarms may seem, they are of critical importance to ensure the machine is properly functioning.

Here are a few of the most common reasons your units alarm may be going off:

  • Low or High Pressure
  • Vent IN-OP
  • Circuit Disconnect.

Learn More Today

Still worried about your in home ventilation respiratory system unit? Beacon Support provides guidance and assistance to both the individual as well as their family members on best practices and developing a routine with this new machine. Call us today to learn how you can get started.

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