Heart Failure / Pulmonary Rehab Case Study
Female, C.M. 76 years old patient was admitted to West Gables Health Care Center from Doctors Hospital with an admitting diagnosis of Metabolic Encephalopathy, Respiratory Failure with Hypoxia, CHF, and Pulmonary Infiltrate. The patient has a life vest currently in place. The patient has an extensive history of Acute Pulmonary Edema, Heart Failure, and Dysphagia.
Medication management – Diuretic Management, Bronchodilators
Laboratory and Diagnostic Testing – Inhouse EKG and Chest X-ray
Monitor Fluid Balance and Electrolyte – Daily Weight Monitoring, FT Dietician educated on good food choices.
The patient is reviewed weekly by our in-house Cardiologist Dr. Ginzo, Alberto; Pulmonologist, Dr. Skupin, Alvaro and FT Respiratory Therapist Eddie Acosta.
Goals: Maintain Adequate Oxygenation, Bronchodilation, and DB&C Exercises
Initial Screening – Continuous Oxygen @ 4 Liters via n/c. The patient had an extensive respiratory history. Respiratory treatment included a nebulizer DuoNeb, Pulmicort, and steroid therapy. Incentive Spirometry for Deep Breathing exercises is used independently. On discharge, the patient regained her independence, able to ambulate without supplemental oxygen.
Upon admission, the patient required moderate assistance with all self-care tasks, bed mobility, and transfers. She participated aggressively in physical therapy and
occupational therapy with the anticipation of returning home. Upon discharge, the patient was independent with all self-care tasks and able to ambulate 400 feet with a
The patient returned home with her supportive family. She has RB Home Health Services to support her. All follow-up appointments were made before discharge,
including her Primary Care Physician and specialist.
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Female, M.M. 69 years old patient was admitted to West Gables Health Care Center from West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital referred by Dr. Yoandy Rodriguez with admitting diagnosis of Acute Respiratory Failure, COVID-19, NSTEMI, Pressure Ulcers, and a GI Bleed. The patient has a history of HTN, Type II DM, and Parkinson’s Disease.
Wound Care Management – Daily wound care including Wound Vac Changes.
Laboratory and Diagnostic Testing – Frequent labs monitoring patients’ hemodynamic status. In-house EKG and Chest X-ray.
Pain Management – Including medication and therapy modalities
The patient was reviewed weekly by our In-House Neurologist Dr. Ramirez-Calderon, Carlos; Wound Team Dr. Trabanco, Carlos, Pain Management Dr. Polanco, Robert and Attending physician Dr. Rodriguez, Yoandy, and daily clinical nursing care by the internal team.
Upon admission, the Patient required maximum assistance with all self-care tasks, bed mobility, and transfers. She participated aggressively with the therapy department to achieve her goal of going home. Upon discharge, she achieved modified independence for bed mobility and transfers. She left the facility being able to ambulate up to 500 feet with a rolling walker.
The patient returned home to S&S Senior Care ALF with the support of Caritas Home Health. All follow-up appointments made prior to the patient’s discharge including Primary Care Physician Dr. Lidia Bermudez.