Our Approach to Care
When you’re admitted to Gaylord’s Inpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, your care will begin with a comprehensive assessment of your condition. Our goal is to provide you with the skills and understanding that lead to greater independence and self-care at home. Our team will work with you to establish a baseline of abilities and develop individualized, attainable goals. For example, your program might include a plan that helps you relearn how to breathe, or a schedule for physical conditioning, as well as education about your condition. As a patient, you’ll have a team of specialists working on your behalf including pulmonologists; hospitalists; respiratory therapists; nurses with specialized training; physical, occupational and speech therapists; nutritionists; psychologists; therapeutic recreation specialists; and care managers. Your Inpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation may be followed by Outpatient Rehabilitation.
Depending on your specific needs, your program of care may include:
Centers of Excellence
- Ventilator management and weaning
- Tracheostomy care
- Oxygen management (including high-flow modalities and pulse oximetry)
- Pulmonary rehabilitation and education
- Passy-Muir Valve (The Passy-Muir Valve can be essential in helping to restore speech.
- Pulmonary function testing
- Exercise tolerance studies
- Sleep testing
- Vent Rounds Team: Research has shown that implementing a Vent Rounds Team improves recovery by speeding up the ventilator weaning process, improving the quality and safety of patient care, ensuring early patient mobility, and supporting early communication. Because of this research our patients benefit from our Vent Rounds Team which includes pulmonologists, hospitalists, respiratory therapists, speech pathologists, registered nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, and physical therapists. The Team coordinates all care for our patients who are dependent on a ventilator.
Inpatient Admissions: (203) 284-2810