Respiratory therapy addresses COPD, acute respiratory distress syndrome, bronchitis, sleep apnea and more. Services are provided by Tina Gehling, a licensed respiratory therapist who is typically in Manning once a week on Thursday or Friday. Trained nursing staff for acute care and the Emergency Department Provide respiratory therapy in the absence of the RT.
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 care to patients at Manning Regional Healthcare 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. For more information on respiratory therapy at MRHC, please call (712) 655-2072.
- Nebulizer and Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI)
- Inhaler spacer instruction
- Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) instruction
- Peak flow instruction
- Smoking cessation
- Breathing exercises
- Incentive spirometry
- Sleep disorders
- COPD, asthma, and other lung diseases
- Home sleep studies
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT’s)
- Pre and post bronchodilator spirometry
- Basic spirometry
- Lung volumes
- Diffusion Capacity (DLCO)
- Sputum inductions
- Pulse oximetry
- Home oxygen evaluation-single checks and with exercise