Cardiopulmonary care patients are typically dealing with congestive heart failure (CHF) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In some cases, there is an exacerbation that had someone admitted into the hospital and when they come home they require skilled in-home nursing services until the condition is stable and well-managed. Often times, there are co-morbidities, such as cancer or infections, that further compromise the patient’s condition.
In relation to CHF and COPD the reasons for treatment could be, but are not limited to, the following:
We have three goals in mind for our patients when performing our in-home cardiopulmonary services:
It is true that every patient is different and unique goals and needs may reflect, but these three goals never waiver.
When we provide cardiopulmonary nursing and rehabilitation services for patients we help manage and educate on the following areas:
This service like all of ours can be in the comfort of your home. The objective is to build up the heart and energy levels back up to allow patients to perform that activities they want to be able to do within reason. We provide an educational program that they can follow safely without risk of damaging the heart any further. A common term you will hear your nurses and specialists mention is Pulsox, which we use to check blood pressure and other vitals on a regular basis. Throughout rehabilitation, we will provide you with education every step of the way to ensure you completely understand that process.
Pulmonary rehabilitation can be in the convenience of your own home. In part of the rehab process you will be given the following:
During the process of caring for patients with cardiopulmonary related needs, energy conservation is key to getting someone back to their healthy lifestyle as quickly as possible. Each case depends on the situation at hand, where even in severe conditions they need to be retaught specific daily functions. In many cases we teach our patients the following:
In-home care for cardiopulmonary patients could require various pieces of new equipment around a house that may not be normal. For instance, it is prevalent to have an oxygen tank in the home. We will order all the proper equipment needed for each person. Additionally, we will teach our clients to:
We truly pride ourselves on providing exceptional quality care to our patients. We are there anytime you need us 24/7.