Case Studies

Pulmonary Rehab Case Study

57-year-old female admitted to Coral Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center from Monmouth Medical Center with admitting diagnosis of Respiratory Failure with COPD and a history of Pulmonary Hypertension

Nursing and Respiratory Interventions

Maintain Nocturnal Support– Trilogy AVAPS-AE at HS & as needed while awake.
Maintain Adequate Oxygenation– Oxygen at 3 lpm continuous-wean as able
Medication Management– Prednisone taper, Combivent and Advair
Pacing and Endurance with Activity

Physician Led Pulmonary Interdisciplinary Team Rounding Chaired by Shore
Pulmonary Physician Group
Patient required Medication and Trilogy Setting Titrations.

Keen Nursing Assessment and Weekly Rounding by Our In-house Pulmonologist and Nurse Practitioners is Key to Continue Management of Patients of this Acuity at this Level of Care. #TreatInPlace


Upon admission, Patient was totally dependent making no attempt to initiate with self-care tasks and unable to ambulate. She continues to receive occupational and physical therapy 5 times a week throughout her stay. Currently, she is ambulating 10 feet with roller walker and minimal assist.

Patients discharge disposition will depend on her continued progress here in Short Term Rehab. Discharge Plan is certain to include continued use of Trilogy AVAPS-AE and low flow oxygen. More updates to follow!

Cardio-Pulmonary-Orthopedic Case Study

77-year-old female admitted to Coral Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a 5 day hospitalization at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for the treatment of Two Part Displaced Fracture of the Right Humerus, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Diastolic Heart Failure and AFIB.

Nursing Interventions

Medication Management: Digoxin, Lasix, Eliquis and Aspirin
Monitor Fluid Balance: Daily weight Monitoring; Monitor for recurrent Pleural Effusion
Maintain Nocturnal Support: Trilogy AVAPS-AE at HS
Maintain Adequate Oxygenation/Titrate as tolerated: Patient O2 weaned from 4L on admission to 2L on Discharge

Reviewed weekly w Interdisciplinary Care Team in Cardiac IDT- lead by cardiologist, Dr. Aaron

Patient was followed weekly in the center by Shore Pulmonology for Pulmonary Fibrosis


Upon admission, Patient required maximum assistance with all self-care tasks and was Wheelchair Level. She was receiving occupational and physical therapy 5 times a week for 3 weeks. Upon discharge, she remained wheelchair level. Sitting tolerance 6-8 hours Daily.

Patient was followed by Dr. Odejoi both in the hospital as well as her STR stay. After a 19-day LOS in STR, she returned home with 24-hour caregivers. She has Trilogy Nocturnal Support for HS which she wore chronically prior to this hospitalization.

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