DID YOU KNOW…
- Lung Disease is the third cause of death worldwide
- Asthma affects 235 million people
- Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) affects more than 200 million people
The average healthy person takes 12-20 breaths per minute. This is a function that your body naturally performs. We all take normal breathing for granted until shortness of breath disrupts our normal daily activities and does not allow us to live our life to its fullest potential.
It is unique that our community has access to a team of Respiratory Therapists who provide many specialty services right here at Murray County Medical Center in Slayton.
MCMC’S RESPIRATORY CARE TEAM
SO, WHAT IS RESPIRATORY THERAPY?
Respiratory Therapy is specialized health care for people who have trouble breathing and/or have underlying cardiopulmonary issues including:
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
WHAT RESPIRATORY THERAPY SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT MCMC?
We offer a variety of interventions, screenings and tests to help identify, prevent and treat acute or chronic dysfunctions of the cardiopulmonary system including:
- Cardiac Stress Testing
- Stress Echocardiogram
- Cardiovascular Testing
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Holter Monitor
- Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
- Spirometry with bronchodilator
- Bronchial challenge with methacholine
- Complete PFT
- Sleep Studies
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
RESPIRATORY THERAPY & TREATMENT OPTIONS
Respiratory Therapy options are prescribed by your provider on an inpatient and outpatient basis. We work with the clinic, emergency department and hospital in-patient settings with pediatric, adult and geriatric patients in the following areas:
- Pulmonary Rehab
- Oxygen Therapy/Testing
- Incentive Spirometry
- Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
- Ventilator Support
- Trauma Team/CPR
- Cough and Airway Clearance Techniques
FREE BREATHING SCREENING (SPIROMETRY)
WED, OCT 24, 10 AM – 2 PM AT MCMC
Get a FREE Spirometry screen on Wed, Oct 24th! This screen is a common breathing test to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and oth
er conditions that affect breathing.
The Spirometry Breathing measures:
- how much air you inhale
- how much you exhale
- how quickly you exhale
Call MCMC’s Respiratory Therapy Department at 507.836.1234 to schedule your free screening on Wed, Oct 24.
FREE CPAP CLINIC
WED, OCT 24, 10 AM – 2 PM, MCMC’S MAIN LOBBY
Lincare Holdings, provider of oxygen and other respiratory therapy supplies and services will be at MCMC in Slayton to provide complimentary services and sell supplies.
Complimentary CPAP services include:
- Download a report from your machine
• Evaluate your equipment
• Complete a pressure check
• Assess your mask
SUPPLIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!