Past Issues of
Ventilator-Assisted Living©

Listed by Topic (continued)

ISSN 1066-534X (formerly IVUN News)

Safety

__ Energy Backup (Vol. 23, No. 1)

__ Take Charge, Not Chances: In Practice (Vol. 22, No. 1)

__ Take Charge, Not Chances: A Portfolio for Users of Home Mechanical Ventilation, Their Caregivers and Health Professionals (Vol. 21, No. 4)

__ Safety Issue Generates Practical Solutions (Vol. 21, No. 2)

Sailing

__ Sailing with a Ventilator (Vol. 7, No. 1)

__ A Chair That Goes Sailing (Vol. 1, No. 1) (not online)

Sexuality

__ IVUN Joins Those Studying Sexual Activity and Chronic Illness (Vol. 20, No. 4)

Scoliosis

__ Surpassing the Teenage Trach Years (Vol. 22, No. 3)

Scotland

__ Home Is Best (Vol. 19, No. 2)

Surgery

__ Traumatic to be Conscious during Ventilation Treatment (Vol. 26, No. 1)

Skydiving

__ Skydiving Quad (Vol. 14, No. 3) (not online)

__ Air Scuba ... or I Can't Walk But I Can Fly (Vol. 7, No. 2)

Sleep apnea

__ Hypoventilation? Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Different Tests, Different Treatment (Vol. 19, No. 3)

__ Congestive Heart Failure, OSA, and BiPAP (Vol. 16, No. 2)

__ Which Ventilator to Use? (Vol. 12, No. 2)

Sleep studies

__ Ask The Experts (Vol. 25, No. 1)

__ More on Sleep Studies (Vol. 16, No. 1) (not online)

__ Sleep Studies: At Home or in the Lab? (Vol. 15, No. 4)

SMA (see Spinal Muscular Atrophy)

__ A Life Less Ordinary (Vol. 22, No. 2)

__ Truly Personal Attendant Care (Vol. 22, No. 1)

Spain

__ Update: Daniel C. Vilaseca Dreischer (Vol. 14, No. 2) (not online)

__ Saludos from Spain (Vol. 6, No. 1) (not online)

Speech

__ Letter to the Editor (Vol. 24, No. 6) (not online)

__ Learning to Use a Speaking Valve (Vol. 24, No. 4)

__ Letter to the Editor (Vol. 18, No. 2)

__ Passy-Muir Speaking Valve: Improving Voice in Children and So Much More (Vol. 18, No. 1)
How the Passy-Muir Valve Works

__ Let's Hear It for Free Speech! (Vol. 13, No. 1)

__ Speak to Me ... Better! (Vol. 12, No. 4) (not onlinie)

__ Speak to Me (Vol. 12, No. 3) (not online)

__ Tracheal Toilet and Speech (Vol. 10, No. 1) (not online)

__ The Tracheotomized Patient: Tracheal Toilet and Speech (Vol. 9, No. 2) (not online)

__ Communication for the Ventilator User with a Tracheostomy (Vol. 7, No. 1) (not online)

Spinal cord injury

__ "My Goal Now Is to Live ..." (Vol. 27, No. 4)

__ Ask The Experts (Vol. 25, No. 5)

__ Matt King is Pursuing His Dreams (Vol. 24, No. 5)

__ Needed: Independent Living for Ashly (Vol. 22, No. 1)

__ Home Is Best (Vol. 19, No. 2)

__ A Change of Plans (Vol. 17, No. 4)

__ Update: Inspiratory Muscle Training Study (Vol. 15, No. 2)

__ Respiratory Study with SCI Ventilator Users (Vol. 15, No. 1)

__ Skydiving Quad (Vol. 14, No. 3) (not online)

__ No Barriers in the New Millennium (Vol. 14, No. 2)

__ Computers – A Curse, A Blessing, A Necessity (Vol. 13, No. 1)

__ Computer Becomes Therapy, Link to World for Patient (Vol. 11, No. 2) (not online)

__ Changing Equipment as Diagnoses Change – Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Cord Injury, Diaphragm Pacing (Vol. 8, No. 2) (not online)

__ Air Scuba ... or I Can't Walk But I Can Fly (Vol. 7, No. 2)

__ Rebel with a Cause (Vol. 6, No. 2)

__ SCI Quads May Need Night Ventilation (Vol. 4, No. 2)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

__ Spinal Muscular Atrophy Potpourri (Vol. 19, No. 1)

__ Life as a Teenager ... with a Ventilator (Vol. 19, No. 1)

__ Noninvasive to Trach Ventilation ... and Back Again (Vol. 17, No. 3)

__ Breathing and Pregnancy (Vol. 16, No. 4)

__ Living with SMA in Hong Kong (Vol. 16, No. 1) (not online)

__ Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Vol. 11, No. 1) (not online)

__ Negative Pressure Ventilation with Progressive SMA (Vol. 5, No. 2) (not online)

__ Families of SMA (Vol. 1, No. 2) (not online)

Sri Lanka

__ Finding a Ventilator in Sri Lanka (Vol. 14, No. 1) (not online)

Suctioning

__ Tracheal Toilet and Speech (Vol. 10, No. 1) (not online)

__ The Tracheotomized Patient: Tracheal Toilet and Speech (Vol. 9, No. 2) (not online)

__ Homemade Suction Machine (Vol. 7, No. 2) (not online)

Surgery

__ Hospital Experiences and Observations (Vol. 23, No. 1)

__ Take Charge, Not Chances: A Portfolio for Users of Home Mechanical Ventilation, Their Caregivers and Health Professionals (Vol. 21, No. 4)

__ How My Vent and I Underwent Radiation Therapy (Vol. 21, No. 1)

__ Planning for Elective Surgery (Vol. 18, No. 4) (not online)

__ Sedation for Surgery (Vol. 17, No. 3)

Swallowing

__ Swallowing management and Tracheostomy Tubes (Vol. 3, No. 2) (not online)

__ On Swallowing and Saliva (Vol. 3, No. 1) (not online)

Sweden

__ Adolf Ratzka Receives European Citizen Award (Vol. 23, No. 3)

__ Swedish Respiratory Unit for Ventilator-Assisted Children (Vol. 19, No. 3)

__ Noninvasive to Trach Ventilation ... and Back Again (Vol. 17, No. 3)

__ Adolf Ratzka Honored (Vol. 13, No. 2)

Swimming/Scuba Diving

__ My Dream: Scuba Diving! (Vol. 18, No. 4)

__ The Ventilator Boat: Will It Float? (Vol. 18, No. 4)

Taiwan

__ Home Mechanical Ventilation in Taiwan (Vol. 16, No. 3) (not online)

Telemedicine

__ IVUN Members Consider Telehealth (Vol. 20, No. 4)

__ What Is Telehealth? (Vol. 20, No. 4)

Thailand

__ Home Care and Mechanical Ventilation for Children in Thailand (Vol. 14, No. 1)

Tracheostomy

__ How Polio Survivors Can Avoid Tracheostomies (Vol. 27, No. 3)

__ Tell Me About a Trach Before I Need One (Vol. 27, No. 2)

__ Ask The Experts (Vol. 25, No. 3)

__ Matt King is Pursuing His Dreams (Vol. 24, No. 5)

__ Learning to Use a Speaking Valve (Vol. 24, No. 4)

__ Living Independently with Twin Tubes (Vol. 24, No. 4)

__ How Often Should Tracheostomy Tubes Be Changed? (Vol. 23, No. 2)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 22, No. 3)

__ Surpassing the Teenage Trach Years (Vol. 22, No. 3)

__ A Life Less Ordinary (Vol. 22, No. 2)

__ Safety Issue Generates Practical Solutions (Vol. 21, No. 2)

__ Care of a Tracheostomy (Vol. 19, No. 4)

__ Independent Living (Vol. 19, No. 1)

__ Tracheostomy Tubes (Vol. 17, No. 4)

__ Noninvasive to Trach Ventilation ... and Back Again (Vol. 17, No. 3)

__ Percutaneous Tracheostomy: My Choice (Vol. 15, No. 2)

__ Tracheostomy or Noninvasive Ventilation? (Vol. 14, No. 3)

__ Living with Invasive Ventilation (Vol. 13, No. 1)

__ Traveling with a Child with a Trach (Vol. 12, No. 4) (not online)

__ Trach Changing Tips (Vol. 12, No. 2) (not online)

__ Life with a Tracheostomy: A Personal Decision (Vol. 9, No. 2)

__ The Tracheotomized Patient: Tracheal Toilet and Speech (Vol. 9, No. 2) (not online)

__ From Trach-Free to Trached to Trach-Free Again (Vol. 8, No. 2)

__ Noninvasive vs. Invasive Ventilation (Vol. 8, No. 2) (not online)

__ Positive Pressure by Trach: My Choice (Vol. 8, No. 1)

__ Communication for the Ventilator User with a Tracheostomy (Vol. 7, No. 1)

__ Swallowing management and tracheostomy tubes (Vol. 3, No. 2) (not online)

Travel

__ Flying – Part II: Role of the Airlines, Resources and Reporting Travel Problems and Solutions (Vol. 27, No. 2)

__ The Adventures of Traveling with a Vent (Vol. 27, No. 2)

__ Flying – Part I (Vol. 26, No. 6)

__ Flying While Using a Vent (Vol. 26, No. 2)

__ Traveling with a Ventilator Can Be an Adventure (Vol. 25, No. 1)

__ My Ventilator and I: Traveling Buddies (Vol. 24, No. 2)

__ Successfully Flying (One Way) While Using a Vent (Vol. 24, No. 2)

__ Air Travel: Vent Sticker Update (Vol. 24, No. 1)

__ Travel by Air (Vol. 23, No. 4)

__ Destination Barcelona ... or Not (Vol. 23, No. 2)

__ Letters (Vol. 23, No. 2)

__ New Regulations Affect Ventilator Users Who Fly (Vol. 23, No. 2)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 22, No. 3)

__ Air Travel to India (Vol. 21, No. 3)

__ Flying to Norway (Post-Polio Health, Vol. 21, No. 1) (not online)

__ Travel – Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) (Vol. 19, No. 3)

__ Home Is Best (Vol. 19, No. 2)

__ Ventilator Users in the Air: Traveling to Japan (Vol. 18, No. 3)

__ Air Travel and Ventilator Users (Vol. 17, No. 3)

__ Traveling with Technology-Assisted Children (Vol. 17, No. 3)

__ On the Road with the Newport HT50 Ventilator (Vol. 16, No. 3) (not online)

__ Travel Websites (Vol. 15, No. 3) (not online)

__ Camping with a Ventilator (Vol. 15, No. 2) (not online)

__ Traveling with a Child with a Trach (Vol. 12, No. 4) (not online)

__ International Airline Travel (Vol. 12, No. 2) (not online)

__ Airline Travel with Ventilators (Vol. 12, No. 1) (not online)

__ Travelling with a Ventilator (Vol. 11, No. 1)

__ On Holiday at Netley Waterside House (Vol. 10, No. 1)

__ A Well-Traveled Ventilator User (Vol. 9, No. 1) (not online)

__ Sailing with a Ventilator (Vol. 7, No. 1) (not online)

__ Ventilator User Settles Airline Suit (Vol. 6, No. 2) (not online)

__ Travel & Ventilators: Florida or Bust (Vol. 6, No. 2) (not online)

__ DOT Issues Air Travel Booklet for People with Disabilities (Vol. 6, No. 1)

__ Travel Insurance for Ventilators (Vol. 6, No. 1) (not online)

__ Airline Criteria (Vol. 6, No. 1) (not online)

__ Flying with Your Ventilator (Vol. 6, No. 1) (not online)

__ Travel by Air "With Air" Is Possible (Vol. 6, No. 1) (not online)

__ Living and Traveling with Ventilators (Vol. 2., No.1) (not online)

Tubing

__ How Often Should Ventilator Circuits Be Changed? (Vol. 23, No. 2)

__ In-Home Care Standards for Frequency of Ventilator Tubing Changes (Vol. 9, No. 2) (not online)

Underventilation (See Hypoventilation)
Ventilators, equipment pool

__ Improving Long-term Respiratory Care in Ontario, Canada (Vol. 23, No. 3)

__ Ontario's Ventilator Equipment Pool (Vol. 14, No. 2) (not online)

Ventilators, history

__ Sleeping (and Breathing) Better: 30 Years of Progress (Vol. 25, No. 2)

__ Noninvasive Ventilation: A History of My Life (Vol. 17, No. 4)

__ John H. Emerson and the Iron Lung (Vol. 11, No. 1) (not online)

__ Portable Positive Pressure Ventilators: A History (Vol. 7, No. 1)

__ Life after Lung (Vol. 2, No. 1) (not online)

__ The Iron Lung: A User's Guide (Vol. 2, No. 1) (not online)

Ventilators, negative pressure

__ Conversions: Pressure-Limited to Volume Ventilator (Vol. 12, No. 3) (not online)

__ Porta-Lung for Travel (Vol. 2, No. 2) (not online)

Ventilators, positive pressure

__ Protecting Every Breath and Improving Patient Comfort – S9, VPAP, Stellar and ResMed Interfaces (Vol. 27, No. 5)

__ Flying – Part II: Role of the Airlines, Resources and Reporting Travel Problems and Solutions (Vol. 27, No. 2)

__ Making a Smooth Transition and Adding Mobility (LTV Series) (Vol. 27, No. 1)

__ Flying – Part I (Vol. 26, No. 6)

__ IVUN Second Educational Conference Call (Vol. 26, No. 6)
Understanding How New Generation Portable Ventilators Can Lighten Your Load

__ IVUN First Educational Conference Call (Vol. 26, No. 5)
Switching from the PLV-100, 102 (or other volume vent) to the Trilogy

__ Using the PRVC Mode at Home with the iVent 101 (Vol. 25, No. 3)

__ Ask the Experts: Bilevel or volume-cycled ventilation (Vol. 24, No. 6)

__ Ask the Experts: Bilevel or volume-cycled ventilation (Vol. 24, No. 1)

__ Trilogy100 (Vol. 24, No. 1)

__ Bilevel or volume-cycled ventilation? (Vol. 22, No. 4) (not online)

__ Retrofitting Ventilators for Power Chairs (Vol. 18, No. 2)

__ Which Ventilator? Who Decides? (Vol. 17, No. 1) (not online)

__ On the Road with the Newport HT50 Ventilator (Vol. 16, No. 3)

__ From Negative to Positive (Vol. 16, No. 2)

__ MRI-Compatible Ventilator (Vol. 15, No. 3) (not online)

__ "Laptop" Ventilator Highly Rated (Vol. 13, No. 4) (not online)

__ A New Era for Home Ventilation Technology (Vol. 13, No. 3) (not online)

__ Conversions: Pressure-Limited to Volume Ventilator (Vol. 12, No. 3) (not online)

__ The Ideal Machine (Vol. 12, No. 2) (not online)

__ Ventilators and Bi-Level Pressure Devices (Vol. 12, No. 2)

__ The Perfect Portable Ventilator (Vol. 7, No. 2) (not online)

__ Portable Positive Pressure Ventilators: A History (Vol. 7, No. 1)

__ A Progress Report for Positive (Pressure) Thinkers (Vol. 1, No. 2) (not online)

Ventilatory Equipment

__ Biphasic Cuirass Ventilator and the United Hayek RTX Ventilator (Vol. 27, No. 6)

__ Protecting Every Breath and Improving Patient Comfort – S9, VPAP, Stellar and ResMed Interfaces (Vol. 27, No. 5)

__ The Road to the RTX (Vol. 27, No. 4)

__ Dr. Braun Answers Ventilator Users' Questions (Vol. 27, No. 4)

__ Making a Smooth Transition and Adding Mobility (LTV Series) (Vol. 27, No. 1)

__ Flying – Part I (Vol. 26, No. 6)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 26, No. 6)

__ IVUN Second Educational Conference Call (Vol. 26, No. 6)
Understanding How New Generation Portable Ventilators Can Lighten Your Load

__ IVUN First Educational Conference Call (Vol. 26, No. 5)
Switching from the PLV-100, 102 (or other volume vent) to the Trilogy

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 26, No. 4)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 26, No. 3)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 26, No. 2)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 26, No. 1)

__ Vent Alarms and Product Safety (Vol. 26, No. 1)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 25, No. 6)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 25, No. 5)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 25, No. 4)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 25, No. 3)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 25, No. 2)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 25, No. 1)

__ Ask the Experts: Bilevel or volume-cycled ventilation (Vol. 24, No. 6)

__ Ask the Experts: Getting a different ventilator: DME reimbursement (Vol. 24, No. 2)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 24, No. 6)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 24, No. 5)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 24, No. 4)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 24, No. 3)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 24, No. 2)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 24, No. 1)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 23, No. 4)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 23, No. 3)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 23, No. 2)

__ From Around the Network (Vol. 23, No. 1 )

__ Device to Help Take Charge, Not Chances (Vol. 22, No. 3)

__ Equipment and Interfaces (Vol. 21, No. 1)

__ Equipment and Interfaces (Vol. 19, No. 2) (not online)

Weaning

__ Ask the Experts (Vol. 24, No. 4)

 

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