Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care

The Richland Hospital Respiratory Care Department offers comprehensive respiratory care support and services for adults and children dealing with respiratory ailments, including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), bronchitis and pneumonia. Respiratory Care practitioners provide care to all patients staying at the Richland Hospital and Emergency Department for patients of all ages seven days per week.

Pulmonary Function Testing

Outpatient pulmonary function testing, for the diagnosis and evaluation of the progression of respiratory diseases, is available seven days per week by physician referral and appointment.

Our Staff & Services

Our Respiratory Care team works closely with each patient’s physician and other members of the health care team. The Respiratory Therapists provide assessment of the patient’s respiratory needs and to provide therapy, diagnostic evaluations and education to promote respiratory health. Services include:

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Ventilation support therapies
  • Respiratory medication administration
  • Airway clearance modalities
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Discharge planning
  • Pulmonary testing
  • Coordinate home medical equipment needs

Freedom from Smoking

This program provides the avenue to overcome tobacco addiction. The program is aimed at providing education and the tools to quit in a supportive environment, helping individuals quit for good!

Get information and dates for Freedom From Smoking Classes.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This program provides rehabilitation and support services to patients with various respiratory ailments including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD—emphysema, asthma and bronchitis). The program is aimed at educating patients and their family members about chronic lung disease and ways to improve respiratory health. A physician referral is needed to participate Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Contact Information

For information, call (608) 647-6321 x2260

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