Respiratory Therapists evaluate and care for people with breathing problems and cardiopulmonary ailments by means of treatments, diagnostics, and education. At Lexington Regional Health Center, our Respiratory Therapy services are utilized for inpatients ranging from premature babies whose lungs are underdeveloped, to elderly people whose lungs may have become diseased.
Patients who may require respiratory care include those who have been diagnosed with emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or sleep apnea. Mechanical ventilator support is provided to patients experiencing respiratory failure.
In addition to critical care and maintenance therapies, our respiratory therapists also provide:
Respiratory therapists perform complete inpatient and outpatient pulmonary function testing and cardiac stress testing.
Under the guidance of an ordering physician, respiratory therapists monitor patient activity and education regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic lung disease. This helps determine a patient’s capabilities and can even help patients graduate from the use of supplemental oxygen.
Our sleep lab assists in diagnosing patients with sleep apnea and other sleep related disorders. Our registered sleep technician can complete your sleep study in our comfortable and quiet sleep lab.
Sleep studies often result in a healthier life by identifying sleep apnea among other disorders that can deprive your internal organs of oxygen. These disorders can lead to high blood pressure, strokes, heart attack, congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeats, depression, headaches, diabetes, impotency, memory problems and weight gain.
Sleep apnea, often referred to as OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), is a common ailment affecting 12 million Americans. Once diagnosed, it can easily be treated and managed. Please speak to your provider to be referred to our sleep lab.
Lexington Regional Health Center is a smoke-free campus. We offer education and support to patients who desire to stop smoking.
Each month, specialist, Dr. Kalpesh Ganatra from Hastings Pulmonary & Sleep Clinic visits Lexington Regional Health Center. Dr. Ganatra is available to interpret pulmonary diagnostic studies, including pulmonary function tests and sleep tests.
Our respiratory therapy department is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.