Respiratory Failure

Respiratory failure occurs when a person does not have enough oxygen to supply the blood. When your lungs or other parts of the body that support breathing cannot operate, lower blood oxygenation affects heart and brain function. If you are living with a respiratory illness, you may experience shortness of breath, dizziness and exhaustion.

At Post Acute Medical, our respiratory care program uses therapies designed to reduce the effects of respiratory illnesses and failure. We design treatment programs with our team of specialists to give you the best possible care for your breathing and oxygenation needs. Once you have managed your breathing, you can return to day-to-day activities with newfound strength and confidence.

Who Is Eligible for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapy?

Pulmonary rehab works best for conditions that affect the lungs or the various muscles, nerves and bones that support breathing. There is a wide range of conditions that affect the lungs. You may benefit from pulmonary rehab if you have conditions such as:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Lung cancer or transplant
  • Bronchiectasis

If you live with any condition of the lungs, and experience shortness of breath or drowsiness that make daily activities difficult, pulmonary rehab may be for you.

Our Approach

At PAM, our team of specialists works with you one-on-one to understand your condition and how it affects your daily activities. If you have been wearing a ventilator for respiratory failure, our doctors and advanced respiratory therapists can identify the safest, most effective way to wean you off the device.

When you work with a PAM facility, your team may include a:

  • Pulmonologist
  • Internist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Trained nurse
  • Dietician
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech therapist

In addition to this team of doctors and therapists, we have social workers and pharmacists on staff. Your treatment will include a variety of exercises designed to improve lung capacity and fitness. Other practices may consist of breathing and relaxation techniques and modified diet and nutrition. All of these therapies will include regular monitoring of oxygen levels, blood pressure and heart rate to notice changes with care and keep you safe during treatment.

Outcomes and Goals of Pulmonary Care

With our treatment plans, we aspire to give you a newfound quality of life where your respiratory illness does not limit you. We focus on reducing the chances of readmission and creating long-term results. When you turn to PAM for pulmonary care, we will work to :

  • Reduce shortness of breath
  • Decrease need for a ventilator
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve overall health and well-being

Find a Respiratory Therapist Near You

We believe in giving people hope and wellness with our rehabilitation techniques. You can find stability and reassurance regardless of your respiratory illness. We offer both inpatient and outpatient programs to help you receive the treatment that works best for you. If you are interested in visiting one of our facilities, start by finding a location near you today.


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