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Pulmonary

OUR APPROACH TO CARE

Our Pulmonary Program offers a comprehensive range of proven, leading-edge treatments and technologies that are tailored to your specific needs. Our goal is to help you meet your goals and to enjoy life as fully as possible. We accept patients with pulmonary disorders from acute care settings who still require ongoing medical, nursing and respiratory care. Typically inpatients continue on to Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Inpatient admission is not required for Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Our personalized approach in planning and delivering the exact care you need ensures that you will have the skills and resources required to recover or to successfully manage your condition. 

Conditions Treated

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare's Pulmonary Program accepts patients with pulmonary disorders from acute care setting, but who still require ongoing medical, nursing and respiratory care. Typically inpatients continue on to Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Inpatient admission is not required for Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Our Director of Critical Care and Pulmonary, Lorraine Trow, MD, talks about the types of conditions treated in program including COPD, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The program treats and weans patients who are a ventilator. Gaylord is a Center of Excellence for the Passy-Muir Speaking Valve and Vapotherm High Flow oxygen therapy.



Helping Patients Recover

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare's Pulmonary Program uses the Vapotherm High Flow oxygen delivery system which helps our ventilator dependent patients, who have a trach or are on a ventilator, recover more quickly. Gaylord has significantly decreased its vent weaning days and our decannulation rate has increased dramatically. This helps patients have a choice on where they go after discharge from Gaylord. The Vapotherm system has helped us to reduce our infection rate and helps patients to be more comfortable while on a ventilator.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Patients appropriate for this program may:

  • Have respiratory complications resulting from neurological disorders including muscular dystrophy and post-polio syndrome
  • Be currently on a mechanical ventilator and are a candidate for ventilator weaning
  • Have respiratory complications resulting from a spinal cord injury
  • Experience shortness of breath that interferes with their daily activities and self-care
  • Make frequent ER visits or are hospitalized often with pulmonary problems
  • Have received a difficult-to-manage diagnosis from their doctor (e.g. COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, restrictive lung disease, and other conditions)
  • Experience respiratory complications from morbid obesity


Our services include:

  • Ventilator management and weaning
  • BiPAP/CPAP
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Oxygen management (including high flow modalities and pulse oximetry)
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Early Ambulation Program to get you up and walking as soon as possible after admission
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation and education (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Passy-Muir valve
  • Pulmonary function testing (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Exercise tolerance studies 
  • Sleep study 


Gaylord Centers of Excellence

  • Gaylord is a Center of Excellence for the Passy-Muir Valve. The Valve is used to help patients speak while still on a ventilator. 
  • Gaylord is the only Vapotherm Center of Excellence in the U.S. Vapotherm is a new, more effective way of delivering high-flow oxygen therapy.

Information

Inpatient Admissions: (203) 284-2810

Inpatient Fax: (203) 294-8701

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation: (203) 741-3351

Vent Weaning Program: (203) 679-3539