Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation
The Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Program at University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute provides daily medical management and comprehensive treatment for patients requiring rehabilitation following a variety of surgical procedures or medical treatments. Patients receive an interdisciplinary approach to care from our caring and dedicated staff of healthcare professionals.
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The Interdisciplinary Team
Within 48 hours of admission, patients are evaluated by a skilled interdisciplinary team. Once this initial assessment is complete, the interdisciplinary team meets to coordinate care, develop an individualized treatment plan, set rehabilitation goals and establish a projected discharge date.
The members of each patient's interdisciplinary team will include a physician, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and a case manager. Speech therapists, recreational therapists, respiratory therapists and clinical dietitians may also be part of the team as indicated by the patient's needs.
An Interdisciplinary Treatment Approach
All patients of the Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Program receive an individualized treatment program. While no two patient treatment plans are exactly alike, most plans feature a combination of therapies and activities designed to help patients improve physical mobility, regain daily living skills and prepare for community re-entry. Additional medical specialty consultations are available if needed, such as pain management, podiatry, wound care and ENT.
Evaluating a Patient's Progress and Care
A patient's interdisciplinary team holds weekly meetings to discuss and evaluate the patient's progress and ongoing care.
Family members and identified caregivers are encouraged to be active participants in the rehabilitation process. They are invited to attend therapy, educational classes and formalized family training sessions in preparation for care of the patient upon discharge.
The Role of the Case Manager
The case manager is the link between the family and the members of the patient's
interdisciplinary team. He or she keeps families informed about their loved one's
progress and helps them make necessary preparations for discharge. The case manager
also serves as the point of contact for insurance issues, working closely with
the family and insurer to identify and address any potential problems.
Patient Conditions Treated:
The Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Program offers treatment for patients
with the following conditions:
- Post-Operative Orthopaedic Surgery such as:
- Total joint replacement
- Spinal decompression without neurological impairment
- Congestive heart failure
- Post-operative cardiothoracic surgery
- Pulmonary conditions such as:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Respiratory failure
- Restrictive lung disease
- Post-operative lung reduction
- Oncology (medical and surgical)
- General debilitation
University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute is accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission
on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
For more information about the Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Program, please call 410-328-8680.