DHI Funded Project

TELEVENT: Telemetric monitoring of patients with long-term ventilation needs

1st October 2020

TELEVENT: Telemetric monitoring of patients with long-term ventilation needs

People with a number of diseases and conditions, for example neuromuscular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obesity, on long term ventilation in the community are looked after by the Lothian Long Term Ventilation Service. This service involves patients visiting hospital and nurses visiting patients in their homes.

The appropriate use of technology could:

  • enhance interaction between patient and the clinical team
  • improve the information provided to the clinical team upon which to make decisions enabling patients to be cared for at home
  • reduce the travel time for both patients and clinicians