Respiratory Therapy/Pulmonary Rehab

Respiratory Therapy/Sleep Lab

The Respiratory Therapy Department is open Monday through Friday. Our department staffs a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and a Registered Nurse (RN) 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
  • FENO (Fraction of Expired Nitric Oxide)-allergy/asthma screen
  • Industrial Health including Fit Tests & Spirometry
  • Sleep Studies
  • Home Sleep Tests
  • CPAP download and education
  • Overnight Oximetry
  • 6 Minute Walk Test, oxygen qualification
  • Holter Monitoring 24-48 hours
  • Extended Holter monitoring 3-14 days
  • Cardiac Event Monitoring 21-30 days
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring 24 hours
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Aerosol Therapy-nebulizer treatments
  • Incheck Dial-evaluate, instruct on inhaler use
  • Spacer use with inhalers- education and instruction on use
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Capnography
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Peak Flows-asthma management
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • BiPAP and ventilator support
  • Patient Education/consultations

If you have further questions regarding testing or treatments, contact us at the number below. We would be happy to speak with you!

Respiratory Therapy, Sleep Lab Department
Direct Line: (712) 335-5200 Extension 2235

Pulmonary Rehab

There is a path to breathing better available!

Pulmonary rehab is designed to help people with chronic lung diseases manage their pulmonary condition through education, exercise and breathing techniques. The goal is to promote recovery, improve physical function and decrease shortness of breath. By controlling, reducing and/or alleviating the symptoms and complications of pulmonary disease, the patient can achieve an optimal level of independence and physical capabilities.

Admission to this program requires a physician referral and includes the following pulmonary conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • COPD
  • COVID-19 (post covid symptoms/conditions)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Pre/Post Lung Transplant
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

Our program is individualized and tailored to each patient, based on their specific needs. The program is two days per week which includes monitored exercise and education. Patients are monitored by a Respiratory Therapist and Registered Nurses that will track patients’ progress, guiding and helping them take control of their breathing and, ultimately, their lives.

Educational topics may include but are not limited to: Breathing techniques and exercises, respiratory disease symptom & prevention management, medications, diet and nutrition, smoking cessation, oxygen use, ways to reduce anxiety and depression and energy conservation.

If you have further questions or are interested in participating in the pulmonary rehabilitation program, contact us at the number below. We would be happy to speak with you!

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department
Direct Line: (712) 335-5200 Extension 2235
Jessica Behrends, RRT- Pulmonary Rehab Department Coordinator