Our Respiratory Care services offer diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and care for people having problems associated with their lungs and breathing.
Arterial Blood Gases are performed by collecting a sample of blood from an artery. Blood gases measure the pH (acidity), oxygen content, and carbon dioxide content of the blood.
CPAP/ BiPAP assists patients with breathing issues by providing positive airway pressure for better oxygen exchange and ventilation.
CPT/ Flutter Therapy methods used to assist patients with the clearance of secretions.
Carbon Monoxide Testing measures the concentration of carbon monoxide (CO) on the breath.
Education is provided to the community on such topics as Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis and COPD.
Nebulizers help to keep the respiratory system functioning properly through the use of aerosols that distribute medication to the lungs.
IPPB Therapy helps keep the Respiratory System functioning properly via of Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing and medication.
Peak Flow Monitoring and Education Management measures the "Peak Expiratory Flow Rate", which is the highest speed you can blow air from your lungs. This will help your physician and your healthcare professional with your treatment plan.
Pediatric services include:
- Nebulizer Therapy
- P/Ox Monitoring
- Oxygen Therapy/Aerosol Tent Therapy, Oxyhoods
- Nasal CPAP
- Ventilator Support
Pulmonary Function Testing (including DLCO and Nitrogen Washout) will help determine your lung condition, enabling us to develop an individualized plan of treatment.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation help patients get back to day-to-day activities. This service is offered at Beckley ARH.
Pulse Oximetry measures oxygen saturation in the blood.
Sleep Study or Polysomnogram (PSG) is a multiple-component test, which electronically transmits and records specific physical activities while you sleep. The recordings become data, which will be "read" or analyzed by a qualified physician to determine whether or not you have a sleep disorder.
Ventilator Support assists and controls breathing when the patients breathing muscles have been compromised by disease, trauma or general anesthesia.