McKeesport
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Pulmonary / Ventilator Weaning

  • We understand the feeling of helplessness that often occurs when loved ones cannot breathe on their own. Our ventilator teams consist of board-certified pulmonologists, pulmonary program managers, advanced practice nurses, respiratory therapists, nursing and rehabilitation professionals, pharmacists and nutritionists.

    Our expertise extends to patients who have the following:

    • Mechanical ventilator dependence
    • Chronic lung disease, including COPD, Emphysema, Cystic Fibrosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, or Asthma
    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Acute Respiratory Involvement, including pneumonia, stroke, brain injury, post-surgical complications, spinal cord injury, or metabolic encephalopathy

    Our pulmonary program is designed to:

    • Provide a highly coordinated ventilator weaning program to promote successful weaning
    • Provide individualized treatment strategies for each patient with daily physician visits, specialty consults, physician-directed weaning protocols, and diagnostic studies
    • Resolve the pulmonary condition while managing other medical conditions
    • Administer medications and monitor effects
    • Complete patient and family training by time of discharge to ensure continuity of care