respiratory therapy

Respiratory Therapy Services at TMH

The TMH Respiaratory Therapy Department delivers both diagnostic and theraputic treatments in the inpatient and outpatient settings of the hospital.

If your doctor or health care provider orders diagnostic tests, the Respiratory Therapy Department at TMH can provide the tests and treatments.

Our services include:

  • 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

Scheduling a Test

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

Enterprise Wide Scheduling

Phone: 970-826-3150

Fax: 970-826-3159

What Does a Respiratory Therapist Do?

A day in the life of a Respiratory Therapist might include…

•Diagnosing lung and breathing disorders and recommending treatment methods.

•Interviewing patients and doing chest physical exams to determine what kind of therapy is best for their condition.

•Consulting with physicians to recommend a change in therapy based on your evaluation of the patient.

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

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

•Responding to Code Blue or other urgent calls for care.

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