Restoring a patient’s ability to breathe on their own is often the first step toward healing and returning home. Our board-certified pulmonologists, pulmonary program directors, respiratory therapists, nursing and rehabilitation professionals, pharmacists and dietitians work together to implement a program that has made Select Medical a nationwide leader in ventilator liberation—the process of discontinuing mechanical breathing support.
Guided by our expert teams, patients will transition through a program that strengthens their lungs and gradually reduces their reliance on mechanical ventilation.
Treatment for pulmonary/ventilator issues may benefit patients with:
- Mechanical ventilator dependence
- Chronic lung diseases (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, emphysema, etc.)
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Acute respiratory ailments
- Post-surgical complications
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
- Metabolic encephalopathy