Texas NeuroRehab Center (TNC) Acute Respiratory Management Program
The Acute Respiratory Management Program at Texas NeuroRehab Center is supervised by our on-site, board-certified pulmonary disease physician. Individualized treatment plans, pulmonary management and frequent reassessment assure aggressive treatment and positive outcomes. The goal is to manage pulmonary disease along with other illnesses and control environmental factors. These services are offered on an inpatient basis.
Ventilator and tracheostomy weaning
Refractory Congestive Heart Failure
COPD and complications
Daily physician-directed program with hands-on evaluation and patient care (24-hour nursing and direct care staffing)
Pulmonary Care team which includes a certified Pulmonary Disease Specialist physician,
certified respiratory therapists and registered nurses
24/7 Respiratory Therapy
Advanced ventilator and tracheostomy treatments
Evaluation of environmental factors that may affect pulmonary disease
Treatment of chronic and long term effects
Increased mobility with assistance of physical therapy staff and treatment team
Collaboration with referring professional by pulmonary physician
Patient and family education regarding self-care and prevention
Interdisciplinary team to address co-morbidities
Case management and social work services
Participation in intensive rehabilitation therapy program
(Out of a sample size of 100 tracheostomy patients)
26.1 days-Total time to decannulation
19.9 days-Trauma patients time to decannulation
0.61% complications out of 1000 patient days in decannulated patients.
Dr. James Boysen, Executive Medical Director
Dr. James Boysen, Executive Medical Director, is a full-time, on-site physician at Texas NeuroRehab Center and has directed the Acute Respiratory Management Program since 1986. He coordinates the interdisciplinary care team and has extensive experience in critical care pulmonary treatments. Dr. Boysen completed his residency in Pulmonary Disease at the University of Texas San Antonio and is a certified Pulmonary Disease Specialist.