About this event

  • Date and time Tue 24 Sep 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Respiratory Medicine

Join a host of specialists to receive a practical understanding of how to manage patients receiving home mechanical ventilation in the community. 

Patients who receive mechanical ventilation at home can be challenging to manage in the community and are currently managed at specialist centres. As the prevalence of survival with chronic respiratory failure requiring long-term ventilation increases, the need for general physicians and community-based healthcare professionals to be able to manage this patient cohort will increase.

​​​​​​​In this one day course, you will hear from specialists and from a patient receiving long term invasive ventilation to understand the need for domiciliary ventilation, challenges that this patient cohort faces and secrets of the trade in managing these patients.  


  • Overview of the indications for home mechanical ventilation (HMV) 
  • Understanding of the challenges faced in managing patients receiving HMV 
  • Tools to manage emergencies faced by these patients in the community 
  • Insight into the experience of a patient receiving long-term invasive ventilation

We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):
Breas Medical and ResMed
Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Normal sleep and breathing

Dr Patrick Murphy, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Home mechanical ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Dr Rebecca D’Cruz, Clinical Research Fellow, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Home mechanical ventilation in neuromuscular diseases

Ms Alison Armstrong, Nurse Consultant, North-East Assisted Ventilation Service, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sleep disturbance in ventilated patients

Dr Rexford Muza, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Living with a ventilator - a patient’s view

Mr Gerard Thompson, Patient

Managing emergencies in home mechanical ventilation

Ms Shauna Sheridan, Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
The diagnostic pathway

Ms Robyn Prescott, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Home Ventilation

Keynote address: The future of home mechanical ventilation

Dr Mark Elliot, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Sleep and Ventilation Service, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Close of meeting

Evaluation surveys will be sent via email and certificates of attendance can be found in the 'My Account' area on the RSM website


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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