Respiratory therapy is the treatment or management of acute and chronic breathing disorders. The respiratory therapist treats people with health care issues affecting the cardiopulmonary system such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders and trauma. Our respiratory therapists are nationally registered to ensure we provide the utmost care.
In the hospital setting, the respiratory therapist provides care and life support to patients in the emergency room, intensive care unit, general hospital areas, and other specialty areas such as rehabilitation. Outpatient therapy through SVMC includes pulmonary function and treadmill testing.
Patients receiving care from a respiratory therapist range in age from the premature infant to geriatrics. The respiratory professional is also involved in the diagnostic testing of infants, children and adults with underlying medical concerns including disease and sleep disorders. As part of our respiratory therapy department SVMC conducts sleep studies in our sleep lab by a certified polysomnographer.
Respiratory Therapy: 307-885-5893