Essential Home Care Education & Skills

Before being discharged home, your health care providers will provide health teaching to ensure you have the education and skills needed to provide safe, effective care to a person using long term ventilation.

The following resources are intended to supplement hands-on training provided by health care professionals. You will be asked to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to provide safe care.

Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology e-learning module

Non-Invasive Ventilation e-learning module


Optimizing Respiratory Therapy Services: A Continuum of Care from Home to Hospital

Published by the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (June 2010), Optimizing Respiratory Therapy Services is a training manual for health care professionals, patients, and family or community care providers. Click on the link above to download the entire manual, or browse by section below:

Table of Contents

Introduction, Disclaimer, and Glossary

Patients and Caregivers: Adults and Children

Health Care Professionals