Cardiopulmonary/Respiratory Care Department
Welcome to Smithville Regional Hospital
The Cardiopulmonary/Respiratory Care Department at SRH provides services to our patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week providing inpatient/outpatient care. The department is staffed by professionals who have completed an accredited respiratory program, State Licensed and Registered with the National Board of Respiratory Care and work to evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders.
They work with patients of all ages and are qualified to perform intensive and critical care procedures. Respiratory care practitioners are part of the life-saving response team that acts on patient emergencies.
Diagnostic services include Pulmonary Function testing which measures the capacity of a patient's lungs to determine if there is impaired function. A blood gas laboratory provides diagnostic testing on blood samples that measures the ability of the cardiopulmonary system to maintain a relationship between breathing and cellular respiration.
Therapeutic services include operating and maintaining various types of highly-sophisticated equipment to administer oxygen or to assist with breathing; employing mechanical ventilation for treating patients who cannot breath adequately on their own; and administering medication in aerosol form to help alleviate breathing problems and to help prevent respiratory infections.
We are committed to meeting the needs of Patients, Doctors and Staff by providing accurate and professional service. We further commit to meeting the continuing education needs of our staff.
Basic pulmonary function testing
Cardiac stress testing
ABG collection and analysis
Small volume nebulizer
Large volume nebulizer
Delivery of medications related to respiratory care procedures
Pediatric mist tent
Our laboratory staff follows OSHA and CLIA guidelines and regulations.
Holter Monitor: A 24-hour continuous electrocardiography (EKG) recording of heart rhythm.
Exercise Stress Test: Is walking on a treadmill while the heart is being monitored during exercise exertion.
Cardiolite Stress Test: Is retrieving images of the heart with a special camera after exercise on the treadmill.
Chemical Stress Echocardiogram: This test is similar to a stress echocardiogram but the heart is stressed by a drug (Adenosine) rather than exercise. No fasting necessary.
For more information about our Cardiopulmonary/Respiratory department, please call (512) 237-3214 ext. 235