What We Do
Our full-service department provides care to all ages on an inpatient, outpatient, and emergency basis. These services are sensitive to the needs of the patient, physician, and community and are consistent with the mission of the hospital.
Our services are provided by Registered Respiratory Therapists.
Cardiac Stress Testing
Respiratory Therapists use a variety of diagnostic tests and treatments to care for or prevent breathing problems for patient’s diagnosed with COPD, Bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, and pneumonia. Tests such as Blood Gas Analysis (a sample of blood from an artery) and Pulmonary Function Studies are performed to determine the severity of illness or to determine the effectiveness of treatment.
Other exams may include an EKG (a graph of the electrical activity of the heart), 24-hour monitor (a recording of one’s heartbeat for 24 hours), Echocardiogram (an ultrasound of the heart), or a Stress Test (an exercise test performed on a treadmill that measures a patient’s heart and lung activity).
Better Breathers classes
Pulmonary function testing
EKG & cardiac stress testing
Holter & cardiac event monitoring