Here are our recommendations to make ordering supplies easier, more convenient and more cost effective.
Become familiar with the names of supplies. All supplies are sent to your home with a packing slip and on this slip you can find the ID code, product name and cost. Please keep this packing slip for your records. It will make ordering in the future easier.
Organize your supply needs, so you are only placing orders 3-4 times a calendar year. It is very expensive to ship supplies. With your help and planning ahead, we can all prevent excess shipping costs. If you have an Respiratory Therapist or Biomed coming to your house, ask them to bring any supplies you may need.
Tracheostomy/ventilator clients are encouraged to have about 3 months of supplies in the home. This means ordering should occur 3-4 times a year.
Bi-level clients are encouraged to have a spare mask, hose and filters in the home. Having supplies in the home is essential for day-to-day living, as well as proper emergency planning.
The next time a Respiratory Therapist is at your home, asked them to go over your last calendar year of supplies focusing on: the amount of supplies ordered, frequency of shipments and cost of supplies. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss your supply needs and concerns with a Respiratory Therapist.