Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital - Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care
Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital

The respiratory care department at Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital provides a comprehensive program of services to consumers with known or suspected pulmonary disease or dysfunction. All services of the respiratory care department are provided by Respiratory Care Practitioners/Therapists licensed by the state of Kansas.

Respiratory care is a specialty employed in the treatment, management and control of neonates and adults with respiratory difficulties and abnormalities. These functions are accomplished through therapeutic administration of oxygen, rehabilitation techniques, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and maintenance of natural and artificial airways. Specific tests are performed to assist physicians in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating patients. These tests include measuring ventilatory volumes, pressures, and flows plus analyzing blood and respiratory gases.

Inpatient therapeutic services:

  • Aerosol therapy
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Bronchodilator therapy
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Suctioning
  • Trach care
  • Ventilatory care
  • Continuous positive airway pressure
  • Emergency resuscitation

Inpatient diagnostic services:

  • Arterial puncture
  • Blood analysis
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Peak flow
  • Patient assessment
  • Bedside baseline pulmonary function testing

Outpatient therapeutic services:

  • Aerosol therapy
  • Patient education
  • Oxygen saturation/Blood Gas testing for home Oxygen

Outpatient diagnostic services:

  • Spirometry
  • Lung volumes
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • 24 hour Holtor Monitoring
  • EKG Testing