How DizzyFIX can improve patient care:
Not only treatment but even diagnosis of BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) often only happens after long delays.
Although it is quite easy to diagnose and treat this common condition many primary care physicians are reluctant to and not confident enough to make the diagnosis or to perform the Epley manoeuvre to cure it. Many other health professionals are even still unaware of the condition and treat the dizziness with medication. This does not only not help the person, but delays the rehabilitation and recovery of the person who continues to experience terrible episodes of dizziness.
Many people are unable to continue with their normal life style including work and social responsibilities.
This is where the DizzyFIX can help:
1. If the primary care physician suspects BPPV and is confident to diagnose it, BPPV can be treated within primary care immediately without the need to refer to a specialist service. This speeds up the time till recovery.
2. If the primary care physician suspects BPPV and refers to a specialist the patient could be fast tracked into a clinic for diagnosis and and subsequent treatment can be left to a trained allied health professional under the use of the DizzyFIX, which supports ther correct performance of the repositioning manoeuvre.
3. If the patient has previously been diagnosed with BPPV and experiences another episode of vertigo but has a DizzyFIX device at home or access one from the local pharmacist, the repositioning manoeuvre can be performed at home at any time without the need for a health care consultation or delay in their treatment.
In addition for all three scenarios the DizzyFIX allows the person to see what is happening with the disloged crystals during the repositioning manoeuvre and provide confidence that it has been done correctly.