The registered respiratory therapists at Reynolds Memorial Hospital treat patients with respiratory problems.
Respiratory problems include:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Lung Cancer
Patients suffering from respiratory problems may benefit from respiratory care.
Respiratory procedures include:
- Breathing treatments
- Arterial blood gases
- Oxygen administration
- Incentive spirometry
- Ventilator management
Pulmonary Rehab is a program targeted to reduce the feelings of labored breathing. How do we do that?
- Baseline assessment
- Action plan
- Supervised exercise
- Breathing management
- Outcome assessment
Pulmonary Rehab is divided into two phases. The first phase is a three month program covered by most insurances. The second phase is a self-pay program that helps you maintain your strength. You do need a physician order for pulmonary rehab.
Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary Function Testing, also known as PFT, is a series of breathing tests used to measure how well your lungs work, the effectiveness of your lungs, and the ability of your lungs to bring oxygen to the rest of your body.
Reynolds Memorial Hospital employs a full-time Registered Pulmonary Function Therapist.
COPD Management Program
Did you know…
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US.
- Smoking is the #1 cause of COPD.
- There is no cure for COPD, but with management support your quality of daily living can be improved!
While managing COPD can be a challenge, you don’t have to do it alone. The COPD Management Team at Reynolds Memorial Hospital is here to help you take control of your COPD.
Hours: Weekdays, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Bronchial Thermoplasty safely reduces asthma attacks with effective and lasting results by reducing excess airway smooth muscle.
Melvin Saludes, MD performs this procedure at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. To make an appointment, call 304-843-5041.