Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Respiratory therapists at Jackson General Hospital work with physicians to care for patients with a variety of breathing disorders. Our team has advanced knowledge of the latest respiratory equipment to provide you with personalized breathing treatment.

Common respiratory problems we treat include:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary fibrosis

Our respiratory therapists will ask about your medical history, complete a physical evaluation, and perform tests to assess your breathing condition. We’ll inform you about the most effective way to manage and control any symptoms.

Respiratory procedures we perform include:

  • Arterial blood gases
  • Breathing treatments
  • CPAP/BiPAP (breathing machines for sleep apnea)
  • Incentive spirometry (device measures your inhale)
  • Oxygen administration
  • Ventilator management

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Patients with breathing problems may undergo pulmonary rehabilitation at Jackson General Hospital to helps the lungs regain more breathing capacity.

Common conditions we treat include:

  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of the lungs)
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung transplant
  • Sarcoidosis (inflamed tissue in the lungs)

Our pulmonary therapists will perform a complete medical history and physical evaluation with tests to measure your breathing capacity. We’ll inform you about the best way to manage and control your pulmonary condition and use medication and oxygen effectively. With monitored and supervised exercise therapy, we will improve your muscle conditioning, heart fitness, and breathing.