Ventilator Care

Learn More About Ventilator Care

Kissito Healthcare centers offering ventilator care have been serving the needs of ventilator residents for more than 20 years.

A ventilator is a medical device that helps individuals breathe properly when they cannot do so on their own. The purpose of ventilator care is to get oxygen to the brain, heart, and other organs so they can function during a medical episode.

Conditions Requiring Ventilator Care

Some health conditions that may cause difficulty in breathing and may require a ventilator:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Asthma
  • Brain injury
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Pneumonia
  • Collapsed lung
  • Stroke
  • Coma
  • Lung infection
  • Upper spinal cord injuries
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease
Kissito healthcare ventilator care services. A respiratory therapist inserts breathing tube.

Ventilator Weaning

Our extensive nursing and respiratory care experience allows us to respond to the unique challenges of ventilator dependent residents and enhances our ability to restore patients to the highest levels of form, function, and independence.

Our ventilator weaning program specializes in determining an individual’s best plan of care by evaluating several factors.

  • Diet
  • History & Physical
  • Lab results
  • Ventilator Settings
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Evaluations
  • Oxygenation Status
  • Cardiovascular Function
  • Psychological Factors
  • Medications
  • Overall health and resident goals
  • Generally, our residents in our ventilator support weaning program will fall into one of two categories:
    those for whom liberation is quick and routine;
  • and those requiring a more gradual reduction in the weaning of ventilator support.
Weaning is a unique service not usually found in a post-acute setting. Typically, acute care hospitals are highly successful weaning residents while in their care. Kissito Healthcare offers true post-acute ventilator services that understands the complex components associated with the weaning process.

Kissito Healthcare Locations Offering Ventilator Care

Our Bland Nursing & Rehab and Brian Center Fincastle offer Ventilator Care and related services. Visit the location page for each location for more information and to contact us!