Lung and breathing therapy
Our hospital provides several forms of lung and breathing therapy, including respiratory therapy, education and a hyperbaric oxygen unit.
Hyperbaric oxygen unit
Our unit supports the Institute of Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine. We provide care to people who have conditions listed with the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
Conditions we treat
- embolisms (air or gas bubbles in the bloodstream, which may travel to the brain or lungs)
- carbon monoxide poisoning (from inhaling smoke or car exhaust)
- gas gangrene
- crush injury, compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic problems where blood flow is reduced or cut off (e.g., frostbite)
- decompression sickness (the bends)
- enhancement of healing for wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers
- exceptional blood loss (anemia)
- intracranial abscess (an accumulation of pus in the brain)
- necrotizing soft tissue infections (flesh-eating disease)
- osteomyelitis (bone infection)
- delayed radiation injury (e.g., radiation burns that develop after cancer therapy)
- skin grafts and flaps that are not healing well
- thermal burns (e.g., from fire or electrical sources)
- idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss
Hyperbaric Oxygen Unit, Room 2N-18
Respiratory education clinic
Our team teaches patients and families about asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We also assess your lung function, help with smoking cessation and work with your doctor to design a care plan that is right for you.
Children must be referred by a doctor.
We provide a full range of services to assist people with lung conditions.
- assessment and follow-up
- respiratory monitoring (measuring how much oxygen is in your blood)
- ventilator and airway management
- hyperbaric (high pressure) oxygen therapy
- medical gas treatments
- home care treatment planning
- respiratory education for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), smoking cessation and nicotine replacement, and other respiratory conditions
You may be either a patient in our hospital or in the community to use these services.
You may need a doctor’s referral to access some of our services.