Pulmonary/Ventilator Liberation

Reclaiming your respiratory health
A woman on a ventilator smiles as she walks down a hall using a walker and two physical therapists for support.

Restoring a patient's ability to breathe on their own is often the first step toward healing and returning home. Our board-certified pulmonologists, pulmonary program directors, respiratory therapists, nursing and rehabilitation professionals, pharmacists and dietitians work together to implement an evidence-based ventilation liberation program - the process of discontinuing mechanical breathing support enabling patients to breathe independently again.

Guided by our expert teams, patients will transition through a program that strengthens their lungs and gradually reduces their reliance on mechanical ventilation.

Treatment for pulmonary/ventilator issues may benefit patients with:

  • Mechanical ventilator dependence
  • Chronic lung diseases (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, emphysema, etc.)
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Acute respiratory ailments
  • Pneumonia
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Metabolic encephalopathy
our patients say it best
Lynn's story
"This medical event has been life changing for me. I am so grateful for everyone at Select."

Ventilator Liberation is Possible. Let Us Help.

If you or a loved one is experiencing respiratory failure or serious pulmonary disease, our ventilator liberation and interdisciplinary treatment programs can help.