Decatur Health Systems

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Respiratory Care

 

Registered and Certified Respiratory Therapy assist in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with respiratory disorders.

Education is an important part of a treatment plan. Respiratory Therapists help in understanding the management of medications- including proper dose, correct inhaler use, special instructions, and possible side effects.

Diagnostic Services Available:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter/Event Monitoring
  • Graded Exercise Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Cardiac Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Complete Pulmonary Function Testing
    • Plethsymography
    • Diffusion Studies
  • Arterial Blood Gas

Therapeutic Services:

  • Delivery of aerosolized drugs
  • Chest physio-therapy
  • Oxygen therapy
  • BiPap/CPAP
  • Breathing exercises

Services are offered to patients of all ages and include both inpatient and outpatient basis.

Links:
American Lung Assocation - www.Lungusa.org
American Association of Respiratory Care - http://www.aarc.org/

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