Because of the multitude of care settings, stakeholders, and comorbidities, managing COPD care can feel as complicated as living with it. As care teams are facing increasing demand to raise their own effectiveness and preempt COPD readmissions, who can they turn to when the demand is too great?
One resource that often goes overlooked is durable medical equipment (DME) providers. Too often, DMEs are thought of as transactional vendors who simply provide equipment. However, they are capable of providing much more value to support care delivery in meaningful ways.
Read on to discover 3 ways you can partner with your DME to take mounting pressure off of your care team.
Krystal Craddock, BSRC, RRT-NPS, AEC
COPD Case Manager
Department of Respiratory Care at UC Davis Medical Center