Many life-threatening diseases make it necessary for patients to be artificially ventilated.
What is less well known is that after such medical care, it is often difficult to learn how to breathe again.
For those people who initially lack the power to breathe independently, there is a special weaning therapy, which is also known by the English technical term ” weaning “.
This very time-consuming and complex treatment has also been practiced successfully for years at the RHÖN-KLINIKUM Bad Neustadt campus , specifically in the neurological intensive care unit as part of neurological-neurosurgical early rehabilitation .
This department was recently successfully certified by the German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI). A seal of quality that is awarded according to strict quality criteria and that only a few neurological clinics in Bavaria can refer to.
“The basic requirement for long-term successful weaning from ventilation is interdisciplinary cooperation in a multi-professional team,” say the two chief physicians responsible, Dr. Hassan Soda and Dr. Volker Ziegler, in conversation with the RHÖN health blog.
In concrete terms, this means that intensive care staff and intensive care physicians work closely together with specially trained physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. So real teamwork.
From many years of experience, everyone involved here knows
That the weaning process is different for each patient, which of course requires particularly individual treatment. “Basically, the shorter the ventilation period, the rarer are complications during weaning,” explains Dr. Soda. In the case of serious illnesses with long-term ventilation, on the other hand, it often takes longer before the work of breathing can be completely taken over again. It is generally known that all patients who are ventilated via a tracheotomy for more than seven days need intensive care.
Like Mr. B., a 73-year-old gentleman who suddenly lost his strength at home after a simple cold – and collapsed shortly thereafter. After a hospital stay at a university clinic, his respiratory situation had deteriorated, which meant that he had to be intubated and ventilated in an artificial coma. This was followed by a tracheotomy for long-term ventilation.
Then the diagnosis: a dangerous autoimmune disease that attacks
The nerves and leads to complete paralysis of all extremities. At the time of transfer to the neurological intensive care unit at the RHÖN-KLINIKUM Bad Neustadt campus, Mr. B. could neither move nor speak. He was also no longer able to breathe independently because his breathing muscles had become slack after weeks of artificial respiration.
Unsurprisingly, arturo moreno 1980-2022 his first attempts to breathe on his own very tiring. He simply didn’t have the strength to pump enough air into his lungs.
Until the team led by the two Bad Neustadt
chief physicians then succeeded in weaning their patients off the ventilator after 1975 hours. Even if it still took some time afterwards: In small steps, Mr. B. finally succeeded in completely weaning himself off with the help of the integrative rehabilitative treatment concept. It was a special moment for the two chief physicians, even after so many eventful years of service.
This worthwhile, but often lengthy rehabilitation process is embedded in a hospital specializing in care in Bad Neustadt, which brings a number of advantages for the patients: “Thanks to our holistic concept, modern diagnostics and therapy can be carried out quickly, individually and usually take place without being transferred to other hospitals,” says Dr. soda and dr Ziegler.
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