Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Respiratory therapists are primarily responsible for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures.

Respiratory therapists treat all types of patients, ranging from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to elderly people whose lungs are diseased. Respiratory therapists provide temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma or emphysema, as well as emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attack, stroke, drowning, or shock.

Contact Info: Call 308-882-7254

Frequently asked questions

Does you facility rent out nebulizers or home care equipment?  We do not have rental nebulizers or other durable medical equipment such as walkers.  We will assist you in making arrangements with home care companies in the area.  We use home care companies that provide respiratory and rehabilitative equipment located in McCook and Ogallala, Nebraska but we are not limited to those specific towns.

Do I need a prescription to start Pulmonary Rehabilitation?  Yes.  You will need to have a face-to-face visit with your medical provider to start our program.  You may need certain diagnostic testing and a physical assessment to determine whether you are able to participate in the program.

Am I eligible for Pulmonary Rehab?  People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are among those who benefit from a  pulmonary rehabilitation program.  People with other pulmonary disorders may also be admitted depending on the problem, goals and motivation.  Always check with your insurance carrier to determine if you have coverage or certain requirements prior to starting our program.

Who is the Respiratory Therapist and where is the Respiratory Therapy Department located?  Linda Nelson is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and her office is located in the patient wing, room 18.