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    What to Bring to Physical Rehabilitation

    Last updated 1 day 6 hours ago

    Inpatient rehabilitation is typically needed after suffering a stroke, hip fracture, or another debilitating medical problem. If you’re anticipating inpatient rehabilitation, it’s best to ask your case manager what you can expect from your stay and which items you should bring. In general, you should bring personal hygiene items such as your toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, shaving tools and similar toiletries.You can also bring non-expensive entertainment items to enjoy between physical therapy sessions, such as a book.

    Pack clothing for your trip, including pajamas and slippers, in addition to any personal aids you may need, such as glasses, contact lenses or hearing aids. For your therapy sessions, you’ll need several changes of comfortable exercise clothing and shoes with rubber soles. You should also bring any assistive devices, such as your walker or cane.

    The Lawnwood Physical Rehabilitation Center is the only CARF accredited facility on the Treasure Coast. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities which means that we follow the recognized standards of best practices for acute inpatient rehabilitation.

    The Lawnwood Physical Rehabilitation Center takes an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to inpatient rehabilitation. Our team members’ work together to provide patients with unparalleled care. We encourage families in our community to arrange a tour of our Fort Pierce facilities by calling (772) 828-2486.

    Trauma Services at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Serious injuries can happen at any time. The trauma team at the Treasure Coast Level II Trauma Center at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center is ready to provide immediate care at a moment’s notice. Each patient’s case manager helps the patient navigate his treatment planning needs. The case manager makes any needed referrals, arranges for home health care, and collaborates with family members to identify the patient’s discharge needs.

    To learn more about the trauma services available at our hospital, watch this interview with a veteran registered nurse who serves as a case manager. She discusses the many aspects of discharge planning, the importance of patient and family education, and the role of social workers in patient care.

    Emergency care and trauma services at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center are team efforts that involve close communication with family members. Area residents who would like to learn more about our services, including inpatient rehabilitation, heart surgery, and children’s services, are invited to call (772) 828-2486.

    Tips for Better Heart Health

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Cardiovascular wellness is a key component of a better overall quality of life. You can improve your heart health by scheduling a visit with your doctor to check your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose. If any of these factors reveal an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, your doctor can recommend an appropriate course of treatment.

    For more information on the importance of heart health, watch this video. This expert discusses key recommendations from the American Heart Association for better cardiovascular wellness, including lifestyle modifications.

    Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute looks forward to partnering with you to help improve your heart health. Call (772) 828-2486 and ask us about our state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures and advanced heart surgery techniques.

    Tips for Better Heart Health

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Cardiovascular wellness is a key component of a better overall quality of life. You can improve your heart health by scheduling a visit with your doctor to check your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose. If any of these factors reveal an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, your doctor can recommend an appropriate course of treatment.

    For more information on the importance of heart health, watch this video. This expert discusses key recommendations from the American Heart Association for better cardiovascular wellness, including lifestyle modifications.

    Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute looks forward to partnering with you to help improve your heart health. Call (772) 828-2486 and ask us about our state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures and advanced heart surgery techniques.

    Heart Health, Stress Tests, and You

    Last updated 23 days ago

    If your doctor suspects a possible heart condition, he or she may ask that you undergo a stress test. A stress test is performed to evaluate the function of your heart during exercise. The doctor can assess your heart health based on its electrical activity and your changes in blood pressure. Undergoing a stress test can determine if you’re at an increased risk of a heart attack or another cardiovascular problem. It’s also useful for planning your inpatient rehabilitation following a heart attack.

    Preparation

    You can expect to meet with your heart doctor for a consultation prior to undergoing a stress test. You’ll likely have a physical examination and you may have additional tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG). Your doctor will provide you with thorough instructions for preparing for the stress test. You’ll need to avoid caffeine entirely for 12 to 24 hours beforehand. If you smoke, you’ll need to refrain from doing so for a few hours beforehand. You should also avoid eating and restrict your fluid intake to only water for four hours prior to the test. Wear exercise clothing and athletic shoes to your appointment.

    Procedure

    The doctor will attach ECG electrodes to your chest. Then, you’ll start walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike. You can expect the speed and intensity to increase at certain points. During the test, the doctor monitors your blood pressure and heart rate. Notify the doctor immediately if you experience any ill effects, such as chest pain or problems breathing. In these circumstances, the test will be halted.

    Results

    You can expect to resume your usual activities immediately after the stress test. You’ll meet with your doctor again to discuss the results and your heart health. The results may show that you have a heart condition because of the low oxygen supply to the heart during exercise. Sometimes, additional testing may be needed to confirm the results.

    Here at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute, our team strives to provide comprehensive patient education for evaluating and improving heart health. If you have any questions about your upcoming stress test or other questions related to your heart health, call (772) 828-2486. We also provide emergency medical treatment for heart attack patients, including surgery.




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