Respiratory Therapy

The Respiratory Therapy Department is open Monday through Friday. Our department staffs a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and a Registered Nurse trained in respiratory care. The RT staff care and treat patients suffering from a number of ailments including asthma, COPD, pneumonia, RSV, emphysema, bronchitis and fibrosis. We also see patients with varying sleep disorders and provide diagnostic testing as well as patient education. Procedures include:

  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Industrial Health including Fit Tests & Spirometry
  • Sleep Studies
  • CPAP download and education
  • Apnealink Home Sleep Screening
  • Overnight Oximetry
  • Holter Monitoring 24-48 hours
  • Ziopatch Cardiac Monitoring 14 day
  • Cardiac Event Monitoring 21-30 days
  • 24 hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Asthma Consultations
  • FENO (Fraction of Expired Nitric Oxide)-allergy/asthma screen
  • 6 Minute Walk Test, oxygen qualification
  • Aerosol Therapy
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Capnography
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Peak Flows
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • BiPAP and ventilator support
  • Patient Education
Jessica Behrends, Coordinator
Phone: (712) 335-5200 ext. 2235