A comprehensive, individualized assessment
Each patient who is admitted to Gaylord’s Inpatient Pulmonary Program is given a comprehensive initial assessment. Our team works with the patient 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.
For every patient, our goal is to provide the understanding and skills that lead to greater independence and self-care at home. Our patients frequently tell us that in addition to the skills we impart, we’ve also given them an increased feeling of confidence and restored their sense of dignity.
Inpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Gaylord may be combined with other therapeutic programs, or may be followed by our Outpatient Program.
Vent Rounds Team
The Gaylord Vent Rounds Team is an interdisciplinary team that consists of pulmonologists, hospitalists, respiratory therapists, speech pathologists, registered nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, and physical therapists. The Vent Team coordinates all care surrounding ventilator management for our tracheostomy/ventilator dependent patients.
Research has shown that implementing a Vent Rounds Team improves patient recovery by speeding up the ventilator weaning process, improving the quality and safety of patient care, ensuring early patient mobility, and supporting early communication through the use of a Passy-Muir speaking valve. Gaylord has been designated as a Center of Excellence for the Passy-Muir valve. Our Vent Rounds Team meets weekly to discuss all aspects of care for each of our ventilator dependent patients.
Inpatient Admissions: (203) 284-2810
Gaylord is a Passy-Muir Center of Excellence