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When you’re admitted to Gaylord’s Inpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, your care begins 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, a schedule for physical conditioning and detailed 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.
Gaylord's Pulmonary Program is designed to help patients dealing with a variety of pulmonary issues including weaning from a ventilator, end-stage lung disease, serious pneumonia, and pulmonary insufficiency. Often patients come to us needing to be weaned from a ventilator and dealing with a tracheostomy. This video provides a comprehensive overview from admission through discharge.
The Passy-Muir® Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve is a simple medical device used by tracheostomy and ventilator patients. When placed on the hub of the tracheostomy tube or in-line with the ventilator circuit, the Passy-Muir Valve redirects air flow through the vocal folds, mouth and nose enabling voice and improved communication.
For more information on the Passy-Muir Valve
Depending on your specific needs, your program of care may include:
Centers of Excellence
Inpatient Admissions: (203) 284-2810
Inpatient Fax: (203) 294-8701
Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation: (203) 741-3351
Vent Weaning Program: (203) 741-3364