It is necessary that any ventilation management or care is done by skilled professionals in the medical field due to the complicated nature of the insertion as well as the necessary oversight during the patient’s time on a ventilation unit. Some places that tend to offer ventilation services include:
- Emergency Rooms (ERs)
- Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- Post-Acute Care Centers
- Long Term Care Centers
MedlinePlus discusses that further by stating, “In the hospital, a person on a ventilator is watched closely by health care providers including doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists. People who need ventilators for long periods may stay in long-term care facilities.” A patient is typically unable to speak when they are on ventilation care. So, in addition to requiring additional attention for lung conditions, special efforts need to be taken to monitor their communication efforts and provide them with other ways to do so. A medical professional can also assist in receiving nutrition while using a ventilator through tubes into either a vein or the patient’s stomach.