PVD can be treated with different medical treatments.
These include oxygen therapy, respiratory therapy, and neuropathy medication.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends the following for patients with PVD:1.
Breathing techniques should be adapted to prevent excessive pressure in the chest.2.
Do not use ventilators.3.
Avoid use of artificial ventilator.4.
Do all of the following with a ventilatory device:1) Never use a ventilated breathing device for more than 15 minutes.2) Avoid high-volume machines or other ventilating devices.3) Do not drive a motor vehicle while wearing a ventilation device.4) Do all activities that involve excessive pressure such as using a vacuum, driving, lifting heavy objects, lifting a heavy load, or lifting a patient with a PVD device.5) Do NOT attempt to operate a vacuum appliance.6) Avoid placing any device or device on the patient’s chest that may interfere with ventilation.7) Avoid applying pressure to the chest while in a high-pressure environment.8) Do the following while in the presence of a ventillation device:A.
Keep the airway open.
Expose the chest to the air for 1 minute.9.
Do NOT use a mask while breathing through a vent.10.
Use a vent-isolated airway to reduce the risk of PVD-related complications.11.
Do the above activities in the absence of a PVP.12.
Avoid applying any pressure to a patient’s face while he is using a ventile device.13.
Use the following techniques to help avoid ventilations and PVD symptoms:1.)
Expose and allow the chest area to relax.2.)
Exhale through the nose to help minimize the pressure on the chest and lungs.3.)
Use a nasal spray to remove air from the chest, and allow air to pass through the lungs.4.)
Use an airway-type device to prevent or reduce the amount of pressure on chest.5.)
Examine the patient while he or she is using ventilatives to identify symptoms, such as chest pain, chest tightness, or chest tightening.6.)
Remove the ventilater from the patient if symptoms persist.7.
Do chest compressions in a non-threatening location such as the arms or legs.8.
Avoid excessive pressure on any part of the chest (e.g., a fistula, the shoulder blade, or a ligament) or on the lungs (e,g., the lungs, larynx, or the lower part of a rib cage).9.
Never apply any pressure in any part or area of the body.10: Use a suction device to control the patient.11: Use an abdominal crutch to help reduce the pressure in this area.12: Use the chest-related procedure to reduce pressure on other body parts.