Respiratory care at Genesis Medical Center assists patients of all ages suffering from breathing problems. The department is staffed 24-hours a day by respiratory therapists and technicians, and is overseen by board-certified pulmonologists.
Major functions of the department include pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary diagnostics and respiratory care. Pulmonary rehabilitation helps patients with chronic lung disease lead a quality life. This service includes an intensive 24 session training and conditioning program, a maintence program, and smoking cessation clinics.
Pulmonary diagnostics assists the physician in determining the cause and extent of lung disease and needed treatment. Respiratory care provides treatment to relieve symptoms of lung disease, including emergency care and life support measures.
A Pulmonary Function Laboratory provides comprehensive services in DeWitt. Tests available with a doctor's order include: spirometry, plethysmography, diffusion studies, bronchial provocation studies and arterial gas studies.
Phase II and III Pulmonary rehabilitation helps patients with chronic lung disease lead a quality life. This service includes an intensive training and conditioning program, and tobacco cessation.
For more information regarding Pulmonary issues, please take a look at the following site:
American Lung Association