Questions about the Use of a Trilogy Machine
Hello Everyone, Pt diagnosed with COPD and congestive heart failure this time last year. Has been readmitted 1/19/18 to 1/31/18 out for about 2 weeks and admitted again for 4 days for shortness of breath and slight fever. Went to the PCP Tues. for follow-up and there was talk of placing her on a triolgy machine. She currently uses an oxygen cannula during the day and a Bipap at night.
My questions are;
1)…Is this almost the same as a Bipap?
2)…How is it different?
3)…Do they prescribe this for end stage COPD?
4)…Does the use of a Triolgy machine mean permanent use?
5)…What are the pros and cons of use?
6)…How do patients feel about use it?
7)…Any questions to ask the pulmonary Dr next Friday?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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I’m with the VA n I don’t know if they would approve of this
Do you know if it’s VA approved?
If I am doing fine on inhaler 2x/day and oxygen at night to sleep, is there any reason I should switch to the Trilogy machine…or is that the next step??
If it works don’t mess with it
I’ve heard good things bout trilogy
I’m at a nursing home owed by the VA don’t know if they recognized or approved of that trilogy yet
I’m trying to get n answer
Bowens, I hope you and your family are well. Thank you for sharing your sister’s experience. My mom has just been prescribed trilogy. Her health was very dire so we have been so hopeful for this “new” treatment plan.
This is the best machine for copd patients ive been on it for 2 yrs almost 3 and it keeps me out of the hospital.I was on life support last April for 9 days im truly blessed to be here Stage 3 C O P D The trilogy cleans carbon monixcide out of your system and if your short of breath it will help catch you back up.If you can get one need to get it Medicare covers the whole bill on it
I can't seem to locate it but I received a comment about Trilogy machines being covered 100$ by Medicare. Any truth to that?