Caring respiratory therapy Dyer Nursing and Rehab
A respiratory therapist provides care for patients with disorders affecting the cardiopulmonary system. They treat people who have asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, and other cardiopulmonary disorders. The respiratory therapist will diagnose lung and breathing disorders and can prescribe recommended treatments. Their job includes interviewing patients, performing chest exams, and evaluating tissue samples. Respiratory therapists also manage ventilators and artificial airway devices for those patients who can’t breathe properly on their own. The respiratory therapist is a member of a team of physicians and healthcare staff who all work together to develop and manage patient care plans.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a process that is initiated for continuity of improvement after a hospital stay, and also as a strategy for improving quality of life for patients. The respiratory therapist’s jobs is to educate the patient and her family about pulmonary functioning and how to optimize quality of life and the patient’s prognosis. The respiratory therapist will teach people how they can manage asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and other cardiac and lung conditions. Our respiratory therapists are skilled communicators, who treat every patient with expertise and compassion.
Respiratory therapy is just one of the many things we do so well at Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to carry out our mission of helping each individual reach their goals for wellness and optimal functioning and independence.