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Respiratory Therapy

The respiratory therapy division of the Heart and Lung Center at Regional West is staffed fulltime for routine respiratory services and offers 24-hour, on-call availability for specialized services.

The staff members, who each have national and state certifications, include two EKG techs, two echo techs, 15 respiratory therapists and a support team.

Services include:

Pulmonary function test (PFT) A test that measures lung volume and capacity to determine the occurrence of heart disease. The service is offered five days per week.
Stress test      A tests that evaluates heart rhythm disturbance and the occurrence of heart disease. The service is offered seven days per week.
Electro encephalogram (EEG) A test that measures brain waves in order to detect seizure disorder or brain abnormality. The service is offered five days per week.
Echocardiogram     A test that measures the function of the heart and evaluates valves and chambers. The service is offered seven days per week.
Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) A test that evaluates heart rhythm changes. The service is offered seven days per week.
Oxygen therapy     The service is offered seven days per week.
Mechanical ventilation for the treatment of lung disease or compromised respiratory status in patients ranging from newborn to adult.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The respiratory therapy division of The Heart and Lung Center at Regional West is an active member of the in-house trauma team, code blue team and the rapid response team.

It is located at:

Regional West Medical Center
4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361
(308) 630-1337



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