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RSVP supplies home medical equipment for patients with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in Northern Kentucky, Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati Ohio.

What is Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy?

HIE or Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy is also called Intrapartum Asphyxia and results from oxygen deprivation that leads to brain injury. It can be caused from not enough oxygen getting to the brain or lack of blood flow. It can cause mild to severe developmental and cognitive delays as well as motor impairments. Lack of oxygen to the brain can affect any number of areas of the body depending on which part or parts of the brain were deprived. Impairments can be mild or severe and in some cases increase with age. Lack of oxygen to the brain can not only affect brain development but other organs, such as, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and bowels. The length and severity of the asphyxia will also affect the prognosis and treatments necessary.

Treatment for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopahty

Each infant or child with HIE is unique. Your team of doctors and therapists will determine the best treatment to help you and your child adapt to symptoms resulting form the asphyxia. Maintaining normal blood glucose levels and blood pressure, preventing or controlling seizures and preventing or minimizing cerebral edema will be a top priority. Your child may also require different health monitors and respiratory equipment to maintain good health. A cardiorespiratory monitor may keeptrack of your child’s heart rate, breathing rate, oxygen level in the blood and blood pressure. A ventilator may also be necessary. Your infant or child may need a tracheostomy tube to help them breathe and protect their airway from a buildup of mucous or saliva. If your child has trouble feeding they may need to be fed through a tube that is directly or indirectly inserted into their stomach or small intestine. Many times these are temporary measures as your child develops they can be weaned other times these are ongoing therapies.

Your Team of Professionals

You will have many doctors and neonatal physicians who can help monitor and prescribe the treatments your child needs. You may also have a physical therapist, occupational therapist and respiratory therapist. All these professionals work together to provide you and your family the care and support you need.

At RSVP home care we are experienced in helping children and families dealing with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy. We offer all the medical equipment you will need to care for your child from monitors and ventilators to the tubing and daily medical supplies. If you have questions, need medical equipment or are looking for a home health care company who specializes in pediatric respiratory therapy, call RSVP Home Care and we will be happy to help you.

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