Breathing is something you may take for granted but what do you do when you are having problems? We have a skilled Respiratory Care department ready to help you. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with your breathing. Our staff is well trained for all ages of respiratory problems. They can help with your newborn struggling to breathe after they are born, to your 80-year-old grandma who comes into the emergency room short of breath. They service both inpatients and outpatients for the hospital and the clinic. Our respiratory care professionals offer many different testings for both your lungs and heart.
• Pulmonary Function Testing
• Methacholine Challenge
• Holter monitor
• Event monitor
• EKG (electrocardiogram)
• Pulmonary Rehab Program
• Asthma Education
Our respiratory care team works side by side with our healthcare team on a daily bases. They also work with our Cardiologist and Pulmonologist with the outpatient clinics.
Pulmonary rehab at OCAHS is directed in helping you attain your highest quality of life through an exercise and education program. Our Respiratory Therapists are there every step of the way to support you and help with breathing techniques to improve your quality of life. Our goal is to minimize pulmonary illnesses and shortness of breath and increase your endurance and independence.
At Pulmonary Rehab you will also learn about:
• Staying healthy and avoiding COPD exacerbations
• Activities of daily living
• Coping with stress
To get started with our Pulmonary Rehab Program, ask your physician for a referral. From there, our team will work with you to customize a program that fits your needs and goals.