Breathing made easier by Pro Air

Posted By | May 10, 2005 12:00 am

Jody Sliger
Breathe easier with Pro Air Respiratory Services.
Owners, Scott E. Acuff and Vincent K. Gamble have more than a half a century experience between them. And they are ready to provide not only clinical respiratory services plus quality durable respiratory equipment but each staff member is a licensed medical professional and will go that extra mile for each patient.
Gamble is a registered respiratory therapist, and was in charge of respiratory department at hospitals, and in one instance even served as interim hospital administrator in Texas.
Acuff has many years of experience in the respiratory field. He is a registered nurse, served at White County Community Hospital as director of nursing for six years and was also in charge of respiratory therapy. He has worked in intensive care, emergency rooms, surgery and in home health.
Pro Air offers durable equipment such as oxygen, nebulizers, lift chairs, manual and electric wheelchairs, canes, walkers, scooters, hospital beds and many other medical personal care items and supplies.
With the specialized medical licensed staff, they can also supply liquid oxygen systems, BIPAP, CPAP and other equipment that must be handled by knowledgeable, licensed, medical personnel.
Pro Air Respiratory Services is also CHAP accredited. The Community Health Accreditation Program is an independent, non-profit accrediting body, which was established in 1965. CHAP accreditation publicly certifies that an organization has met high standards of excellence for home and/or community-based health care. The CHAP program is a leader in improving the quality of care in the home care industry.
The pair opened the business four years ago and both worked other jobs while starting up but for the past two years have been able to devote themselves to Pro Air exclusively and focus on the needs of their respiratory patients.
Pam Sanders, Pro Air office manager, is also a certified bra and breast prosthesis fitter. In this traumatic time for breast cancer patients, the hope that patients would feel more comfortable with a female to provide this service nudged Sanders into getting certified in this area. Pro Air also offers a
room set apart for this service to provide a more comfortable, less clinical atmosphere.
“One way we differ from other home care providers is, because we only have licensed medical staff, we can do close in-home follow-ups on all our patients, and offer to medical assessments to physicians,” said Gamble.
Acuff said, “We are able to do a lot of teaching for the patients, not just verify the equipment is working but from the clinical standpoint of how the patient is doing.”
Working closely with doctors, this medical expertise allows Pro Air’s staff to help maintain better home health for each individual.
“Because of the experience, expertise and licenses, we can evaluate the patient and report the findings to their doctor to help provide better medical care,” said Acuff.
Pro Air also provides consultant services to nursing homes. They offer specialized care for traciostomy patients and nocturnal ventilation.
According to both Acuff and Gamble, God has graced and blessed them in this endeavor. At times when circumstances looked bleak, “God opened doors for us we didn’t even know were there,” they said.
“There were many times, especially in the first two years, when we thought we were going to have to shut down, then God would provide a solution,” said Gamble.
“Had God not had his finger in what we are doing, we would not be here,” said Acuff.
Pro Air Respiratory Services is centrally located at 161 Mose Drive. They can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 738-4432.
“What separates Pro Air from other suppliers is our pledge to provide much more than equipment,” said Acuff and Gamble. “We will provide you with quality professional service.”

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