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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
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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