Question

List the members of the health care team that may be involved in the care of an individual who is ventilator dependent.

Answer

The treatment team typically includes an occupational, physical, and respiratory therapist. A physician, nursing staff, and speech therapist may also be involved. Consultation with a urologist, orthopedist, and nutritionist may also be needed.

(Deutsch and Kitchen. “Setting Up the Health Care Team.” In P. Deutsch and H. Sawyer (Ed.) A Guide to Rehabilitation. White Plains, NY: AHAB Press.)

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