Cardiopulmonary

Kathy Elmy, RRt
Cardiopulmonary Services Manager
570-278-3801, Ext. #8072

Mission: Cardiopulmonary Services is a team-oriented, customer focused department involved in the testing, educationa, assessment, and therapeutic application of our knowledge and skills to improve the training, care, and overall quality of the physical and emotional life of people with cardiac and pulmonary impairment.

The Cardiopulmonary Services Department provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to inpatients, outpatients and emergency service patients of all ages as prescribed by our medical staff.

Our professional staff works with your physician to improve your level of health and enhance quality of life. Patient education is utilized to help you meet these goals by increasing awareness of prevention.

Full and part-time department staff are credentialed as Certified Respiratory therapy Technicians, Respiratory Therapist, or graduates with pending credentials.

Department equipment is continually updated to meet your needs and provide the most current services.

Inpatient Respiratory Services

  • Aerosal Therapy
  • Ventilator Management
  • Non-invasive Ventilation
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • PEP Therapy
  • Oxygen Administration

Pulmonary Services

  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
  • Oximeter Testing:
    • Spot testing
    • Nocturnal Studies

Cardiac Services

  • EKG Testing
  • Stress Testing

Patient Education

  • How to use your therapy
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Living with COPD
  • Living with Oxygen Therapy

Asthma Education

The cardiopulmonary staff at EMHS can help your understand your asthma.

Upon request from your physician, the staff can instruct you in the proper use of nebulizers and MDI’s to ensure you receive the maximum benefit from your medications.

We can also teach you how to monitor your peak flows and what actions need to be taken when the numbers fall below your normal range.

 

EMHS is not responsible for information or updates on the following web sites. These sites are supplied for the convenience of personal research on the part of the community. Inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement by EMHS.

National Heart Lung & Blood Institute
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Environmental Protection Agency
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

 

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