Complex Respiratory Program- Ventilator and Tracheostomy Care
Symphony of Lincoln offers a personalized respiratory care plan that addresses the needs of sub acute pulmonary patients who require advanced clinical support. This program bridges the gap between hospitalization and the return home.
Symphony of Lincoln’s multi-disciplinary staff is dedicated to clinical excellence. By efficiently combining respiratory care, nutritional management and diverse therapies we can help maximize our guests’ individual outcomes.
Our goal is to provide pulmonary care and rehabilitative services for our guests’ complex, but stable, medical and nursing needs. Aggressive weaning is an integral component of our protocol. The results are intended to strengthen our guests’ overall health status and maximize their independence and autonomy.
We do this by integrating our technological capabilities with the professional support of our Complex Respiratory Care team. Led by the Southern Illinois University Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, the team consists of Pulmonologists, Respiratory Therapists, a Clinical Registered Nurse Coordinator, attending Primary Care Physicians, respiratory-trained Nurses, respiratory-trained Nursing Assistants, Rehabilitation Therapists, a Social Worker and a Dietitian/Nutritionist.
The Respiratory and Ventilator Unit at Symphony of Lincoln is designed to help:
- Acute and chronic respiratory patients
- Ventilator weanable patients
- Patients with complex respiratory involvement
- Tracheostomy management
It is also suitable for the treatment of a number of medical conditions, including:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cardiovascular Accident (CVA)
- Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)
- Post-operation procedures
- Aggressive wound care management
The range of treatments Symphony of Lincoln provides include:
- Goal setting ventilator weaning
- Arterial blood gases drawn on site
- Pulse oximeter monitoring
- Suctioning and respiratory treatments
- Specialized equipment and devices to promote independence
- Monitoring and assessment of neurological status
- Physical, occupational and speech therapies
- Aerosol and nebulizer treatments
Our cardiac rehabilitation program promotes optimum health for those recovering from heart disease and/or cardiac-related surgery. The goal of the program is to limit the physical effects of cardiac illness and improve cardiovascular fitness and overall health. Each of our Symphony of Lincoln cardiac patients receives a program designed specifically for them, and supervised and implemented by a team of cardiac specialists, including Physicians, Nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists, and consulting nutritional and psychological professionals.
Symphony of Lincoln offers a comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation program with all the therapeutic, clinical and technical resources needed to address a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:
- Joint replacement
- Cervical and lumbar injuries
- Arthritis and osteoporosis
Using a team approach to care, we utilize individual therapies, pain management, strength, balance and mobility training, biomechanical re-education, joint protection and other techniques to restore our guests to their optimum level of functional independence. Our on-staff physiatrist will help coordinate care and rehabilitation to ensure a smooth transition home.
Advanced Wound Management
At Symphony of Lincoln, our nursing staff has been carefully trained to identify, treat and prevent pressure sores or open wound problems. Our wound team consists of a Wound Certified Nurse, Physical Therapists and a Dietitian dedicated to helping our guests recover through the development of a comprehensive care plan, custom tailored to meet our guest individual needs.
These treatment plans are personalized and may include:
- IV therapies
- Minimizing pressure on the affected areas
- KCI Wound Vacuum equipment
- Doppler Infrared Vital Stim
- Nutritional management
Managing underlying conditions may also become part of a guest’s individualized plan of treatment. These conditions include but are not limited to: Diabetes, skin care issues, hygiene and the need for physical therapy to aid both circulation and overall mobility.