The ability to breathe is something we often take for granted – until lung or breathing problems develop and every breath becomes a struggle. Licensed respiratory therapists at Rivers Health play a critical role in treating lung disorders like COPD, asthma, bronchitis and emphysema, as well as acute breathing problems associated with heart attacks, strokes and other traumatic events.
Respiratory therapy services at PVH include nebulization, arterial blood gas testing for the diagnosis of lung disease and diabetic ketoacidosis, stress testing, spirometry and other pulmonary function testing. In the ICU, our respiratory therapy team provides ventilator support and other critical care services. Through our partnership with Cabell Huntington Hospital, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art respiratory therapy equipment, including new BiPAP machines that provide noninvasive ventilation for patients with hypoventilatory disorders.
From diagnostic testing to patient education to inpatient and outpatient therapies, the respiratory therapy team manages and treats a wide range of chronic and acute breathing problems. When every breath matters, you and your loved ones can count on the highly-trained respiratory therapists at PVH.
For more information, call 304.675.4340 ext. 1264.