Respiratory therapy is a skilled health service focused on treating individuals with cardiopulmonary issues such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, as well as cardiovascular traumas and other disorders.
Respiratory therapy provides interventions focused on:
- Pulmonary screening
- Cardiac Stress Testing
- Sleep Studies
- Asthma Education
- Cardiac Rehab (in and outpatient)
- Pulmonary Rehab (in and outpatient)
- 24 hour on-call emergency coverage
This program will teach patients with chronic lung disease the skills to help manage their illness. Guided by the respiratory staff, patients will learn about their condition and gain confidence in achieving their goals.
- Increasing endurance
- Energy conservation
- Smoking cessation
- Oxygen therapy
- Exercise training
- Medication management
- Infection prevention
- Nutritional needs
This program focuses on total heart health by providing education and exercise guidelines to get patients back into the mainstream of life. You will learn to self-monitor and be self-motivating, experience how a diet change can open a new way of eating and see how understanding medications are a big part of recovery and prevention.