Inpatient Pulmonary Care


Inpatient Pulmonary Care at Gaylord Hospital

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 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. Your Inpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation may be combined with other therapeutic programs, or may be followed by Outpatient Rehabilitation. Our goal is to provide you with the skills and understanding that lead to greater independence and self-care at home. Our patients often report that, in addition to the skills we’ve given them, they also feel more confident with a restored sense of dignity.

Program Highlights

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. Gaylord’s interdisciplinary Vent Rounds Team includes pulmonologists, hospitalists, respiratory therapists, speech pathologists, registered nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, and physical therapists. The Team coordinates all care surrounding ventilator management for our tracheostomy/ventilator dependent patients. Gaylord uses a comprehensive approach to Inpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Depending on your specific needs, your program of care may include:

  • Ventilator management and weaning
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Oxygen management (including high-flow modalities and pulse oximetry)
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation and education
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Passy-Muir Valve (The Passy-Muir Valve can be essential in helping to restore speech. Gaylord is a Passy-Muir Center of Excellence.)
  • Vapotherm Center of Excellence (Vapotherm is a new, more effective way of delivering high-flow oxygen therapy.)
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Exercise tolerance studies
  • Sleep testing 
  Passy-Muir valve  
Video: Gaylord Clinicians Using the Passy-Muir Valve 


Inpatient Admissions: (203) 284-2810


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Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 284-2800

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North Haven, CT 06473

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