Safeguarding patients’ autonomy
As a pioneer and leader in home healthcare, Air Liquide Healthcare takes care of 1.3 million patients suffering from chronic diseases at home.
Once the diagnosis and the treatment are established by the physician, the long term treatment of these patients requires education, on-going support, intervention by trained nurses or technicians and implementation of therapy in the fields of respiratory, infusion, nutritional assistance and other therapeutic areas.
Our multi-disciplinary teams, which include pharmacists, nurses, nutritionists, healthcare professionals and technicians, work with the medical community, patients and their care givers to provide these services as cost-effectively as possible.
Through our respiratory Home Healthcare activity, and in compliance with international clinical guidelines, we help take care of patients suffering from chronic diseases.
By enabling and supporting drug administration at home, our infusion activity contributes to the management of:
Other pathologies concerned: Parkinson’s disease, Cancers, Nutritional deficiencies, Immunodeficiency, Rare diseases (such as Cystic fibrosis)…
To avoid complications in care and treatment, it is essential to identify high-risk patients, provide them with the tools, coaching and motivation they need to adhere to treatment, and monitor their vital signs in order to adapt our level of support and intervention by trained nurses or technicians.
Doing so helps prevent costly hospitalizations and diminished quality of life. We contribute actively to improving healthcare and economic outcomes by offering integrated solutions to practitioners, payers and patients. Our programs aim to contribute to improved disease management, patient support, and enhanced coordination and provision of care.
Air Liquide Healthcare offers products that are designed with patients’ needs in mind. Air Liquide Medical Systems is our dedicated subsidiary for the design of innovative medical devices to be used by patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases.
Our offer includes:
Innovative and easy-to use medical devices improve the daily comfort of patients at home.
In complement to our areas of expertise, we maintain a stringent commitment to protecting vulnerable lives. Our number one concern is to meet patients’ safety and support needs.
Safety has always been at the heart of what we do. As a responsible company, we aim to provide safe and reliable service to our patients. We offer solutions for setting up efficient and secure treatment at home while respecting medical prescriptions at all times.
Air Liquide Healthcare ensures continuous training and qualification of its teams, evaluation and enhancement of equipment safety. We also develop processes and skills to identify potential hazards and safety precautions necessary at home.
Additionally, we support patients by working jointly with organizations committed to raising awareness and treating chronic diseases. We currently partner with the EFA (European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Association) in initiatives to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) among other conditions.
For example, Air Liquide Healthcare also supports EFA actions aimed at facilitating travel for patients on oxygen therapy. One such initiative is a movement to harmonize air transport conditions for patients on oxygen.
All around the world, we support patient associations in countries we are present in.
“Commitment is everything. I train diabetes patients and caregivers in proper use of equipment and treatment so they can be autonomous once they return home.”
Vanessa Boullanger , Nurse, France