The ventilator unit is designed to decrease or eliminate the need for mechanical ventilation for medically stable but complex patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilator support and frequent physician intervention.
Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team of highly trained health care professionals who develop and individualize treatment plans with input from patients and their families. The team includes:
- Internal medicine and geriatric medicine physicians
- Pulmonary medicine specialists
- Respiratory therapists
- Nursing staff
- Physical, occupational and speech therapists
- Social workers
A host of continuing education opportunities are available to staff, including conference opportunities, certification exam preparation and many more.