Among a select group of facilities world-wide, CareOne’s LTACH at Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been recognized and named a Passy-Muir Center for Excellence for the second year in a row. Through the Centers of Excellence Program, Passy-Muir, Inc. recognized health care facilities that have demonstrated outstanding teamwork, education, and utilization of the Passy-Muir Valve in providing tracheostomized and mechanically ventilated patients a step towards independence and enhanced quality of life.
The Passy-Muir Valve is a medical device invented by a patient named David A. Muir that provides tracheostomized and mechanically ventilated patients the ability to speak. Because the Passy-Muir Valves also improves swallowing ability, various pulmonary functions, and assists patients with wearing from the ventilator, it decreases recovery time, reduces hospital costs, and enhances the quality of life for patients.
While the Passy-Muir Valve is commonly used in facilities around the nation, CareOne’s LTACH has met a set of high standards which facilitate the early and successful use of the valve with their patients. The keys to success include the development of a multidisciplinary team approach to caring for these patients and advanced education and skills training in the use of this technology.