Post-Cardiothoracic Surgery Program

Post-Cardiothoracic Surgery ProgramTransitioning Patients from Intensive Care

After undergoing cardiothoracic surgery, some patients may need an extended hospital stay — a critical phase in their recovery that gives them more time to be weaned from ventilation, receive advanced wound care or have coexisting medical problems aggressively addressed.

To ensure a seamless continuum of care for this special group of patients, Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey offers a Post-Cardiothoracic Surgery Program to meet their post-operative needs. The program is crafted to help patients transition from an intensive care unit to recovery in a long term acute care setting, where they receive specialized medical attention that promotes optimum healing and improved health.

Getting to the Heart of Integrated Medical and Therapeutic Care

At Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey, we take a multidisciplinary approach to personalized care that extends to the Post-Cardiothoracic Surgery Program. As a result of this collaborative effort, the program’s comprehensive array of services offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Physician availability around the clock.
  • Care coordination by dedicated hospitalists who conduct daily rounds.
  • Subspecialty consultations in every area of care.
  • Rounds by board-certified infectious disease specialists.
  • Rehabilitation coordination by a board-certified physiatrist.
  • Wound rounds by expertly trained wound team.
  • Rounds by pulmonary specialists.

Patient care is further enhanced in these ways:

  • Delivery of bedside care by advanced cardiac life support-certified (ACLS) nurses.
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions.
  • Dedicated full-time coverage by respiratory therapists, all ACLS certified.
  • A pulmonary and respiratory therapy ventilator weaning program and protocol.
  • Staff expertise in administering cardiac drips.
  • Supportive services in social work and patient satisfaction.
  • Religious support services available.

Our facilities offer the latest technology in life-support systems and a full range of services, including:

  • ICU-level bedside and central monitoring of cardiac rhythm, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate and blood pressure.
  • Ventilator weaning.
  • Bedside dialysis.
  • Total parenteral nutrition.
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) program.
  • Blood bank.
  • Diagnostic and interventional radiology and laboratory services.
  • Radiological procedures.
  • Long-term IV antibiotic therapy.