The Ventilator Management Service provides comprehensive interdisciplinary care to patients who are ventilator dependent for greater than 72 hours. The expert interdisciplinary team works to ensure that the patient's complex needs are met including, when possible, expediting weaning from the ventilator. The team is comprised of physical therapy, pulmonary medicine, quality assurance, respiratory therapy, and social work.
As part of the comprehensive care given to patients and their families, two full time social workers provide psychosocial services. Both social workers are available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Nancy Bargebuhr, LCSW may be reached at (212) 746-1092 and Blair Herman, LMSW may be reached at (212) 746-3038.