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Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Care Services

At BVCHD, our highly-skilled Respiratory Care Practitioners provide the highest quality care for all your breathing needs. From intubation to education, our Respiratory Care Practitioners have you covered. We offer full in-service ER and Acute care as well as outpatient services such as EKG’s and Pulmonary Function testing.

Respiratory Therapy

Outpatient Services Offered By Respiratory Therapy

Pulmonary Function Testing

This test measures how much air you can breathe in and out, and how fast you can move air. This test also measures the severity of disease, and how well lungs deliver oxygen to the blood. Electrocardiogram (EKG) – This test checks for problems with the electrical activity of the heart. ABG (Arterial Blood Gas) – This test measures the acidity (PH) and levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood from an artery. The results show how well a person’s lungs can move oxygen into blood, and remove carbon dioxide from the blood.

ECAT Monitor

A device that records and provides continuous cardiac monitoring, over an extended period of time. It is used to capture cardiac arrhythmias, palpitations, slow or irregular heartbeats.