Intrepid offers a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management Program dedicated to improving quality of life. The goal of this program is to improve functional abilities and outcomes through symptom and lifestyle management. Our physician-led, multidisciplinary patient care team implements the patient’s individualized plan of care. The Intrepid COPD program provides industry-leading patient care and education in preparation for post-discharge management of the disease.

Patient Treatment Goals

  • Verbalizes risks of continuing to smoke, benefits of quitting, and techniques to optimize cessation efforts
  • Has stable pulse oximetry or arterial blood gas values
  • Shows signs of decreased respiratory effort
  • Achieves maximal airway clearance
  • Knows signs of early infection and is aware of how and when to report them if they occur
  • Performs controlled coughing without experiencing excessive fatigue
  • Uses effective coping mechanisms for dealing with consequences of disease
  • Appropriately participates in pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Has no evidence of respiratory failure or insufficiency

Physician Benefits

  • Assurance that your patients are receiving quality prescribed care
  • Patient progress communication tailored to your specific needs
  • Time saved through delegation of the patient education process
  • Confidence that your patients are being delivered state-of-the-art care in the most effective and efficient manner possible

Patient Benefits

  • A Physician-driven personalized care plan
  • Dedicated Intrepid patient care team
  • Intrepid’s “Best Practices” clinical pathways
  • Comprehensive Patient/Caregiver Teaching Guides
  • An outcomes-oriented approach to care

Peace of Mind

  • Intrepid’s “Best Practices” clinical pathways
  • Comprehensive patient education support
  • Assurance that your patients are receiving the best home care that focuses on their dignity and satisfaction of both patient and physician

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