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Respiratory Therapy

Breathe easier with Respiratory Care Services.

 

Respiratory diseases or ailments are one of the most common causes for admission to the hospital.  The respiratory therapy department plays a significant role in aiding and treating a number of patients on a daily basis ranging in age from newborn to the elderly.  All therapists are trained and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and participate on the code blue and trauma teams.

 

Respiratory Therapy

Phone (712) 264-8300, Extension 6191

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Respiratory Care
The main focus of respiratory therapy is helping to diagnose and treat respiratory diseases and complications.  This is done through administering nebulized medicines, providing chest physical therapy, continuous ventiliation and oxygen therapy.

 

Services We Offer
Spencer Hospital's Respiratory Care team provides testing and treatment for people with lung diseases such as emphysema and asthma. We also provide ventilation for people who can't breathe on their own. These may include trauma patients, children, or newborns that need help breathing. In addition to our work with those with breathing problems, the Respiratory Care Department assists in a smoking cessation program.

 

A Wide Range of Care
Our wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic programs are structured for both inpatient and outpatient service. These include adult and infant ventilator care, bronchodilator therapy, chest physiotherapy, pre-and post-surgical respiratory care and oxygen therapy. Diagnostic services include pulmonary function testing, indirect calorimetry, arterial blood gas sampling and, pulmonary exercise testing and pulse oximetry. Other services provided by our staff medication administration, airway maintenance.

 


 

Considering quitting?

Spencer Hospital is offering the Freedom From Smoking program 2-3 times a year. It will help you quit for good in a supportive setting. Freedom From Smoking is delivered by individuals that have been specially trained by the American Lung Association. Please call (712) 264-6142 for more information or to register for this program.