Respiratory Therapy

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Restoring breathing

Memorial Regional Health’s Respiratory Therapy Program delivers both diagnostic and therapeutic treatments in the inpatient and outpatient settings of the hospital. Therapists also perform diagnostic tests ordered by physicians.

Respiratory Therapy:

  • Diagnoses lung and breathing disorders and recommend treatment methods

  • Completes chest physical exams to determine what kind of therapy is needed

  • Collaborates with physicians in recommending an effective therapy

  • Analyzes breath, tissue and blood specimens to determine levels of oxygen and other gases

  • Manages ventilators and artificial airway devices for patients who cannot breathe normally on their own

  • Educates patients and families about lung disease so they can maximize their recovery

  • Teaches patients how to use breathing devices

The Suction Clinic at MRH

The Suction Clinic at MRH is designed for those times when your newborn or young baby is having trouble breathing due to excessive mucus caused by an upper respiratory infection. Respiratory therapists use a nasopharyngeal suction machine to suck out secretions. They also evaluate your child by counting the respiratory rate and checking for oxygen saturation.

The Suction Clinic is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parents visit their doctor and get a prescription for the clinic. It can be used up to 4 times a day for a week, no appointment needed.

The cost is $128 per visit, and the visit is billed to insurance. Patients check in at the ED main desk and indicate they are there for the suction clinic.

Services

  • EEG (electroencephalography)

  • EKG (electrocardiogram)

  • Cardiac Event Monitor

  • 24-hour Holter Monitor

  • Cardiac Stress Test (treadmill)

  • Echocardiogram Stress Test

  • PADnet (peripheral artery disease testing)

  • Pulmonary Function Testing

  • ABG (arterial blood gas sampling)

  • Apnea Link (sleep study screening)

  • Sleep Studies

Contact

Memorial Regional Health
750 Hospital Loop,
Craig, CO 81625
Phone: 970-826-2400
Fax: 970-826-2429

Cardiopulmonary hospital staff
Enterprise Wide Scheduling

Once your health care provider has determined that respiratory testing is necessary, the order can be sent to our Enterprise Wide Scheduling Department.

Scheduling
Phone: 970-826-3150
Fax: 970-826- 3159

Contact

Memorial Regional Health
750 Hospital Loop,
Craig, CO 81625
Phone: 970-826-2400
Fax: 970-826-2429

Cardiopulmonary hospital staff
Enterprise Wide Scheduling

Once your health care provider has determined that respiratory testing is necessary, the order can be sent to our Enterprise Wide Scheduling Department.

Scheduling
Phone: 970-826-3150
Fax: 970-826- 3159