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Respiratory Therapists are available around the clock to assist our doctors in the treatment of many illnesses. All Respiratory Therapists are licensed by the State of Ohio and are also certified or registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). You will likely see our therapists serving all areas of the hospital from the emergency room to the nursery. They perform a wide variety of inpatient treatments and educational services.
Respiratory therapists also guide patients through pulmonary function testing (PFT). These tests are typically performed in the outpatient setting. Pulmonary function tests are completed to inform the physician on how well a patient’s lungs are functioning, and can be used to assist in diagnosis of lung diseases or disorders.
For any questions regarding our services, please call us at 419-678-5138.
Arterial Blood Gas (ABG): A lab test drawn by our skilled therapists from an artery that provides information on how well a patient is breathing, the amount of oxygen in the blood, and the blood’s pH.
Aerosol and Inhaler Treatments: Medications that are inhaled to help reverse airway constriction and swelling.
Asthma/ COPD education: A FREE service offered to help cope with and understand your illness better. Contact us at (419) 678-5138 to set up an appointment with one of our therapists. Our complete “Asthma Management” program is also available with your physician’s order.
CardioPulmonary Rehab: A Medicare approved program that helps improve the quality of life to the many that suffer from C.O.P.D., Cardiac impairment and many other cardiopulmonary diseases.
Chest Physiotherapy: Mechanical manipulation of the chest wall to help mobilize secretions out of the lungs and airways.
Oxygen Therapy: Supplemental oxygen provided by cannulas, masks, or ventilators help to increase oxygen levels in the blood.
Pulmonary Function Testing: A series of breathing maneuvers done through a computer used to determine the presence or monitor certain cardiopulmonary diseases. We offer complete Pulmonary function services including methocholine challenges. Spirometry and complete occupational health screens are also available from our Wellness & Occupational Health Department.
Sleep Disorders Lab: Our state of the art computers and sensors are used to detect a large array of sleeping disorders. Our pulmonologist and staff will work with your family doctor to develop a personalized treatment plan after your study is completed at the Mercer Health Sleep Center. To provide you with total care, we can also provide you with all the equipment needed for your treatment.
Smoking Cessation: Emotional and educational support to help kick the habit.
Ventilator Care: Life support that assists or provides the total oxygen and breathing requirements for patients who are unable to do so on their own.