Respiratory Therapy | Greene County

Respiratory Therapy

The Respiratory Therapy department provides a variety of respiratory care treatments and diagnostic tests for patients of all ages.  Respiratory Therapy is a support service working with physician clinics, nursing, the emergency department and other medical center departments to deliver the most state-of-the-art health care to patients at Greene County Medical Center.

All services require an order from your physician.  It is also recommended that you bring your medication list with you for any testing done in Respiratory Therapy.

Diagnostic Services

Pulmonary Diagnostics

Home Oxygen Evaluation

The Respiratory Therapy team can provide an evaluation to qualify you for home oxygen with a diagnosis and order from your physician. This will include, but is not limited to, pulse oximetry monitoring in the medical center as an outpatient or making arrangements for an overnight oximetry test in your home.

Cardiac Diagnostics

  • Electrocardiograms (EKG)
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Basic spirometry
  • Pre- and post-bronchodilator spirometry
  • Pulmonary function testing

Sleep Study

  • Regular Sleep Studies
  • Split Night Sleep Studies
  • CPAP Titration Sleep Studies

Therapies & Education

  • Nebulizer therapy
  • Metered Dose Inhaler therapy (MDI)
  • Acapella therapy
  • Positive Expiatory Pressure therapy (PEP)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Nasal washing for diagnosis of RSV or influenza
  • Sputum inductions
  • Patient Education
    • Nebulizer & metered dose inhaler use
    • PEP instruction
    • Inhaler spacer instruction
    • Peak flow monitoring instruction
    • COPD, asthma, and other lung diseases
    • Sleep disorders

Better Choices, Better Health

Better Choices, Better Health is a free intervention program to help adults learn how to manage symptoms of chronic disease and improve their overall health. With mutual support from others, participants will form the skills needed for their particular condition to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Led by trained facilitators, these sessions are highly participative and help build the confidence to be active.

The most common chronic diseases include arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke. In the United States, 1 out of every 2 people has at least one chronic disease, and chronic diseases account for 75% of the $2 trillion spent on health care each year.

During each Better Choices, Better Health session, a variety of topics will be covered, including:

  • Healthy eating and nutrition tips
  • Exercises to improve strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Improve balance
  • Quality of sleep
  • Pain and fatigue management
  • Communication skills

After the six-week course, participants will experience a positive change in their health, activity level and overall quality of life.

Please visit our calendar of events to see when the next course will be offered, or call Public Health at 515-386-3228 for more information or to register.