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Pulmonary Care 

Winner of Volunteer Hospital of America Quality Provider for Ventilator Care

Challenging pulmonary diseases and conditions, such as asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis cause pulmonary dysfunction and progressive debilitation over time. If you are one of the many people who suffer from a pulmonary condition, you know how difficult it can make performing even ordinary activities.

Assessment and Treatment For Your Special Needs

The Pulmonary Care Program at Baylor Specialty Hospital offers technologically advanced therapies, as well as bedside bronchoscopy and pulmonary function testing to help each patient breathe easier and achieve results. 

Respiratory and rehabilitative therapies are provided seven days a week

Treatment can include therapy to decrease symptoms and improve physical condition and endurance to regain as much independence as possible.

Each patient is also taught how to control and manage his or her condition.

High Observation/Ventilator Unit

This eight-bed unit provides specialized care for more medically complex patients, including those with extensive pulmonary or cardiac challenges. Cardiac monitoring, a higher staffing ratio per patient, bedside dialysis and a full range of rehabilitative therapies are available.

Patients Admitted to the High Observation/Ventilator Unit Usually:
  • Require intensive nursing care
  • Require any continuous or standby mechanical ventilation
  • Require frequent respiratory intervention
  • Have had a tracheostomy placement at least 24 hours prior to admission
  • Experience medication-controlled arrhythmias, which may or may not
  • require supportive IV therapy
  • Have adequate means of nutrition, such as a Gastrointestinal tube
  • Are hemodynamically stable
  • Have an absence of severe or uncontrolled acid-based, electrolytes or other metabolic disorders
  • Require frequent physician intervention