Blythedale’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is widely recognized as a national center of excellence due to the Hospital’s extraordinary success weaning fragile infants and children from respiratory support machines for an improved quality of life. Our parent training programs help ensure that caregivers are both confident and competent in caring for their child.
The goal of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is weaning from technology completely or to the least invasive support to facilitate the family's transition to home. Parents are involved in the care of their child every step of the way, and learn proper use of equipment, care of tracheostomy, and other aspects of respiratory support from the start of admission. This caregiver training is one of the hallmarks of the Blythedale experience.
Blythedale's modern respiratory support technology includes critical care ventilators, portable ventilators, BiPAP, CPAP, bubble CPAP and high flow nasal cannula in order to transition infants and children as quickly as possible from the intensive care unit (ICU). By providing attending pediatricians in the Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Blythedale has committed to a high quality and safe environment for medically fragile children to achieve their maximum potential.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team
Blythedale’s team of pediatric pulmonologists, intensive care physicians and pediatric respiratory therapists work in concert with a multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists to optimize each child’s function to help them achieve their treatment objectives.
Joyful Jackson Goes Home
Jackson, a former preemie twin was born weighing as much as a carton of eggs and diagnosed with complex respiratory and feeding issues. But, just like his brother and parents, Jackson is a fighter. While at Blythedale Children's Hospital, he packed on 20 lbs., became stronger, more mobile and is now on the path toward eliminating use of his respiratory support devices.
Raymond, a former micro-preemie, has got some serious moves and loves to show them off by rolling, sitting up, and successfully transitioning between inpatient and outpatient services. Learn how #TeamBlythedale helped restore Raymond and guide his mom to a more confident future.
Amazing Abby Overcomes Cardiac and Pulmonary Challenges
Learn how the innovative approach in The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Pediatric Long Term Care Pavilion at Blythedale Children's Hospital helped give Abby the extra boost she needed to recover from heart surgery and pulmonary deficits, while providing critical caregiver training to mom and dad, all in an effort to bring her home for the first time.