The respiratory department at Electra Memorial Hospital is staffed by licensed respiratory therapists with education, training, and experience in all of our services. We perform several different Respiratory procedures as well as diagnostic testing.
- Arterial Blood Gases
- Emergency Services
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Pulse Oximetry
- Respiratory Treatments
- Ventilator Management
- Bipap Therapy
Sarah England, Director of Respiratory
Phone: (940) 495-3981
Fax: (940) 495-4137
Arterial Blood Gases
Arterial blood gas is used to determine several parameters in the blood, such as PH level, oxygen, and carbon dioxide levels, along with several other values.
Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary Function Test or PFT is a breathing test that measures lung volumes; it is used to diagnose lung problems such as asthma and COPD. It is the most helpful tool for early detection of lung disease and proper treatment.
If you are scheduled for a PFT, you should not smoke, eat or take any bronchodilators two hours prior to the test.
Respiratory treatments include a variety of modalities including nebulizer treatments, inhalers, aerosol treatments, PEP therapy of flutter, chest percussion and oxygen. These treatments are designed to care for patients with breathing problems such as asthma, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress and COPD including emphysema and bronchitis.
Ventilators are used for critically ill or trauma patients needing help breathing.
Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive tool placed on the finger to determine the oxygen level in the blood. It is the fastest and easiest way to determine if a patient is getting enough oxygen.