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Respiratory Care

Who We Are

HCHC’s Respiratory Care department is a support service working with clinical departments, nursing and other hospital departments to deliver the most “state of the art” health care available to patients. Our Respiratory Care department is staffed by nationally certified and registered Respiratory Therapists. We continue to offer top quality care and are Certified by the American Association of Respiratory Care as a top quality facility. We are proud of the fact that we take as much pride in our community as we take in our profession. We are available Monday thru Friday from 6 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. We are on call for emergencies 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

What We Do

Provide a variety of diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services to both inpatients and outpatients. The department is located in Henry County Health Center on the first floor. Respiratory therapists work under the direction of a medical director to provide this range of services.

Diagnostic services include:

  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Pulmonary function studies and pulmonary stress testing
  • Oximetry
  • End tidal CO2 analysis
  • Night desaturation studies
  • Electrocardiograms, recording the electrical activity of the heart
  • Ambulatory Blood pressure recording
  • Holter monitoring, recording the electrical activity of the heart over an extended period, typically 24-48 hours.
  • Stress test cardiogram, recording the electrical activity of the heart and blood pressure before, during, and after exercise
  • Stress echo, performed with the stress test to provide the most accurate diagnosis possible.
  • Sleep Studies
  • EEG’s, recording electric activity of the brain

Therapeutic services include:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Mechanical ventilatory support and artificial airway support
  • Postural drainage and chest physiotherapy
  • Administration of aerosol medications
  • Bronchopulmonary hygiene therapy

For more information on Respiratory Care, please call 319-385-6104.