Respiratory Care

 

Respiratory therapy uses walking, upper extremity exercises, and biofeedback to teach relaxation and better breathing techniques. Our certified respiratory therapists test and treat patients of all ages, including those who have chronic lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis. We also treat patients with injuries from burns and accidents, and those with heart disease.

 

Our treatments include oxygen therapy, cardiac resuscitation, humidity, and mechanical ventilation. We also give instruction on using respiratory equipment such as home ventilators, inhalers, and nebulizers.

 

Contact our pulmonary / respiratory departments:

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital: 569-7207