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The Continuing Care Hospital at Girard Medical Center takes care of
patients who require ventilator support for breathing.
These patients undergo vigilant and intensive respiratory
assessment and monitoring by a multidisciplinary team which includes
the following: nursing, respiratory, physicians, nutrition,
pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and
This team meets weekly to discuss all aspects of the plan of
care and to assure that everyone is agreeable that the best quality
of care is being delivered to each individual patient.
In the past year, our statistics show that 58% of patients
who were on the ventilator were successfully weaned.
The Continuing Care Hospital receives a large number of
patients with severe skin wounds ranging from Stage I to Stage IV.
These wounds are on multiple areas of the patients body,
and usually on diverse areas.
Nursing manages the care of these patients in coordination
with wound care consultants, the woundcare educator and a
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