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Ventilator Weaning Program

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Discover how Gaylord's setting provides a restorative, healing environment for our patients and their families. For details and videos about specific programs see the individual program pages.

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Ventilator Weaning from Experts

Our vent weaning success rate is well above the national average and we’re often able to wean patients who couldn't be weaned at an acute care hospital. Care begins with a pre-arrival assessment so special needs are known up front. An individualized program is created and clear communication among the patient, care team and family is established. Internal care teams are led by a board-certified pulmonologist, and include 24-hour inpatient coverage by respiratory therapists.

Other aspects of care include Passy-Muir Valve expertise, Vapotherm High Flow Therapy, and an airway clearance protocol to start weaning as soon as possible. We also work to facilitate mobility with Early Mobilization Pathway, which aids in weaning and optmizes both progress and outcomes. Rehabilitation may also involve occupational and speech therapies, nutrition, the gym, greenhouse, and our 400-acre campus. Outpatient therapy stands ready to help discharged inpatients as well as any patient from the community.
 

Inpatient Vent Weaning

Our inpatient vent weaning supports each stage of recovery, at Gaylord, rehabilitation is physical, emotional, and social. The goal is to achieve maximum personal independence and a reentry to the community.

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Avery's Adolescent Spinal Cord Injury Story

When Avery arrived at Gaylord on August 8, he couldn’t move his hands, trunk, or legs, but he did have some areas of sensation. Throughout his two months as an inpatient, Avery made steady progress with an intense schedule of physical and occupational therapy. His regimen eventually included walking using the ZeroG® Gait and Balance System and using adaptive equipment to help him draw and paint to improve his hand function. One of his favorite activities was aquatic therapy.

Technology at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Gaylord offers a range of advanced technologies and patient services, all based on the latest research and best practices. 


Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission

Spaulding Model Center

Spinal Cord Injury Model Center

Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence

Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Vapotherm Center of Excellence

Vapotherm Center of Excellence

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