Ventilator Weaning

Ventilator Weaning

RML’s Ventilator Weaning Program gives hope to those who depend on a machine to breathe. The care of ventilator-dependent patients has been a primary focus of RML Specialty Hospital since 1987. RML continues to make advancements in ventilator weaning and treats more ventilator patients than any other long-term acute care hospital in the nation.

The type of respiratory conditions RML treats include:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDs)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Pneumonia
  • Influenza

Our dedicated team of board-certified pulmonologists works with registered nurses, respiratory, physical, occupational and speech therapists, and clinical dietitians to rebuild patient strength and stamina.

Our teams are skilled at weaning patients from ventilators quickly and safely, working immediately upon admission to build patients’ confidence and strength. Psychologists work with the respiratory care team to provide holistic treatment, preparing patients to breathe independently, which translates to less pain physically and emotionally, as well as superior clinical outcomes.