Rock Island offers ventilator care for individuals who are dealing with chronic respiratory problems.
What is Ventilator Care?
A ventilator is a machine that supports your breathing. Ventilators help get oxygen into the lungs and remove carbon dioxide. It makes breathing possible for people who have lost all ability to breathe on their own.
Who Should Participate in Ventilator Care?
Some need ventilator care because of treatable conditions including infection or malnutrition. In these cases, patients can be weaned from their dependence on a ventilator. Other have chronic and long-term respiratory failure that is an irreversible problem. In these cases, staff will provide compassionate care and ventilator monitoring to ensure that residents enjoy maximum quality of life.
Why Choose Rock Island for Ventilator Care?
Our Respiratory Care Unit provides critical care to residents who are ventilator dependent. Our unit has concentrator oxygen and portable ventilators. This high acuity program benefits residents suffering from neuromuscular & pulmonary diseases, head traumas, and strokes. Our goal is to aid in preserving the stability of the resident and return them to the highest level of function or independence, if possible. Our program includes:
- Individualized physical and occupational therapies
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Ventilator care and weaning
- Education in disease management
- Self-care instructions
Our Interdisciplinary Team
At Rock Island, our nursing and respiratory therapy staff work with a team of experienced health care professionals including:
- Respiratory therapists
The interdisciplinary team designs a customized program based on your personal health goals, followed by ongoing support for a successful outcome.
Upon admission to Rock Island, Anthony was ventilator-dependent and weighed 410lbs. With our multi-disciplinary plan is now off the ventilator and has become more active, and has already lost 84 pounds. He is confident he will reach his goal of losing 56 more pounds and returning home to Alabama. Read story