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Respiratory Therapy




Breathe easier at Pinckneyville Community Hospital.


The Respiratory Therapy Department at Pinckneyville Community Hospital provides treatment and care to individuals that suffer with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.



Working under the supervision of physicians, the Respiratory Therapy team performs modalities such as:



Nebulizer treatments

Chest physiotherapy

Oxygen therapy

Providing means for artificial breathing



The Respiratory Therapy team is also experienced in performing a variety of tests producing results that act as tools for physicians. Tests include:



Pulmonary Function Testing

Stress Testing (chemical or cardiolite)

24 & 48 hour holter monitoring

30 day event monitoring

EEG's

Sleep studies



Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation


The Respiratory Therapy Department administers the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at Pinckneyville Community Hospital. This program is available to individuals that have had a recent cardiac event, or suffer from a debilitation pulmonary disease process.



Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation helps individuals regain strength; prevents medical conditions from worsening; reduces the patient's risk of future ear and lung problems; and promotes and maintains improvements in physical abilities. The Respiratory Therapy team also provides education to the individual on the underlying disease process and methods to cope with the disease. All to improve the quality of life for the individual.

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