Telemonitoring in home mechanical ventilation

Aim of task force

To analyse the current state of Home Mechanical Ventilation (HMV) services and agree a statement on standard procedures, equipment and facilities.

Patient input

To include the patients’ perspective on people’s experiences of home mechanical ventiliation (HMV) and their recommendations for current and future practice, a small working group of patients was asked to contribute to the development of the survey. People affected by the condition were invited to share their experiences via an online survey.

The research from this survey was published in ERJ Open Research: Attitudes and preferences of home mechanical ventilation users from four European countries: an ERS/ELF survey in 2017.


Tele-monitoring of ventilator-dependent patients: A European Respiratory Society Statement was published in European Respiratory Journal in 2016.