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Respiratory Services

Respiratory therapists are specially trained healthcare professionals who work under physician orders to provide a wide range of breathing treatments and other services to people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, and other lung-related conditions.

At Columbus Regional Health, our Respiratory Therapy Services provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient respiratory services for both adults and children, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Respiratory Therapy Services include diagnostic procedures, therapeutic procedures, and critical care procedures - ranging from emergency/trauma patients, chronic lung disease management, asthma disease management, newborn resuscitation and ventilation management, and adult critical care.

Our Respiratory Therapy Services has received Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) from the American Association for Respiratory Care. This national program helps patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care services. Only 15% of the nation's hospitals receive this quality recognition for respiratory care. Using state-of-the-art equipment, licensed respiratory therapists provide services with the support of physician specialists who are board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Our range of care includes:

  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Bronchodilator therapy
  • Bedside bronchoscopy assisting
  • Ventilator maintenance
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Intubation
  • BiPAP monitoring
  • Neonatal CPAP
  • Oxygen protocol
  • MDI/SVN protocol
  • Therapist driven protocol
  • COPD, pneumonia, and asthma pathway utilization
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Body Plethysmography
  • Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing
  • Bronchial Provocation Testing
  • Cryogenic Bronchoscopy

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