The Labette Health pulmonary services department offers care to people with breathing and lung disorders.
For most people, breathing is second nature. But for those who have any form of breathing disorder caused by injury or illnesses, such as asthma, emphysema or bronchitis, each breath can be a major accomplishment.
- Sputum induction: Produces a mucous sample for laboratory testing.
- Pulse oximetry: Determines if your body is getting enough oxygen.
- Blood gas analysis: Determines levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gasses in the blood.
- Peak flow meter testing: Measures how fast air comes out of your lungs and educational material on keeping a diary to track your home peak flow readings for management in an asthma action plan.
- Pulmonary function testing: Measures the volume of air in your lungs, your ability to move air in and out of your lungs, and measure how well your lungs pass oxygen along to your body's tissues.
- Sleep disorders center: Provides sleep study testing in a comfortable lab to determine the patient's sleep problems and assist in setup of home CPAP unit for correction of obstructive sleep apnea.
- Oxygen therapy
- Aerosol therapy: Delivers medication to your lungs through a fine mist as you inhale.
- Inhalers: Delivers a pre-measured dose of medicine into your lungs.
- Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy: Assists with mobilization of mucous out of the lungs and prevents lung problems after surgery.
- Chest physio therapy (CPT): Loosens mucous in your lungs and allow you to cough productively.
- Incentive spirometry therapy: A deep breathing exercise to prevent lung problems after surgery.
- Ventilators: Assists and support the basic function of the lungs and are used to temporarily assist a patient who is having trouble breathing.
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