Respiratory Therapy

Helping you breath easy

Respiratory Care

Respiratory care services at Klickitat Valley Health include diagnostic evaluation, therapy, and education of the patient, family and public. Respiratory care rehabilitation is an individually-tailored educational and therapy program for individuals with lung-related diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The program is designed to help you return to daily activities, improve quality of life, learn to manage symptoms and increase stamina in completing everyday tasks.

Respiratory Care Services Include:

  • Nebulized Breathing Treatments
  • Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) Treatments
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Oximetry
  • BIPAP/Ventilator Therapy
  • Arterial Blood Gas
  • Treadmill Stress Tests
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Medication Education
  • ZIO Patch Heart Monitoring

The list of patients seen range from those with asthma and emphysema, to infections found in pneumonia and bronchitis, to work-related exposures like asbestosis. In addition, our Respiratory Therapist assists with Home Health and Hospice patients as needed, for example a lung cancer patient needing comfort care. All patients receive teaching on proper breathing techniques, inhaler and other breathing medication administration, home oxygen usage, and smoking cessation.

A respiratory therapist is part of the wellness team that teaches community smoking cessation classes. Respiratory Therapists treat the entire age spectrum from children with childhood illnesses like croup to seniors with end-stage disease processes. Respiratory Therapy is utilized in acute care and trauma situations in which life support is initiated. Respiratory Therapy continues with high involvement in the ongoing management and rehabilitation of chronic disease and even breathing-related sleep disorders.

Respiratory Therapy is located at Klickitat Valley Health

For more information, please call KVH Respiratory Therapy at 509. 773.1068
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