The Respiratory Department at Humboldt General Hospital provides complete
and comprehensive care to those suffering from breathing or other cardiopulmonary
disorders. Practicing under medical direction, respiratory therapists
assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments
and diagnostic procedures. As a member of the patient care team, respiratory
therapists consult with physicians and other healthcare staff to help
develop and modify patient care plans. Our multidisciplinary team approach
means that our medical and pulmonary experts are working together bringing
their combined skills and expertise to your plan of care.
The Respiratory Department at Humboldt General Hospital aims to reduce
symptoms, decrease disability, increase participation in physical activities
and improve overall function for patients with respiratory disease, and
for those following cardiac and lung surgery.
Our specially trained respiratory therapists treat all types of patients,
ranging from premature infants to elderly patients. Respiratory therapists
provide temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma or emphysema
and give emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attack,
stroke, drowning, or shock.
Diagnostic tests include:
- Arterial Blood Gases
- Pulmonary Function Screens
Who benefits from respiratory services?
- Lung surgery patients
- Persons who have COPD or other chronic respiratory system diseases
- Interstitial diseases
- Individuals with shortness of breath, cough, or increased mucous production
- Those with neuromuscular diseases
Sleep Studies are available
A good night's sleep is important to your overall health. A sleep study
or polysomnogram that electronically measures your physical movements
and stages of sleep to determine if you have sleep apnea or another sleep disorder.
Examples of sleep disorders (but not limited to):
- Sleep apnea
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- REM sleep behavior disorder
Respiratory Department Information
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
(775) 623-5222, ext. 1556