Loring Hospital

Respiratory Therapy

The Respiratory Care Department at Loring Hospital provides a comprehensive program of respiratory care service to both inpatients and outpatients with known or suspected pulmonary (lung) disease or dysfunctions. Our respiratory therapists are highly skilled professionals who work to evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders caused by many diseases and conditions.

Our Inpatient Services Include:

Respiratory Therapy Evaluations
Nebulizer/MDI instruction & treatments
Spacer instruction-to help with proper deposition of MDI medications
InCheck Dial to help with management and instruction of proper MDI 
Acapella to help with sputum removal
EZPAP to help with deep breathing in conjunction with nebulizer treatments
Incentive Spirometers
Peak Flows to help manage asthma patients
Sleep Apnea Screening—STOP BANG, Overnight Oximeters, home sleep tests
Arterial Blood Gases
Oxygen delivery, weaning, management & qualification via 6 minute walk tests
CPAP/BIPAP management & assessment to help patients wear and adjust pressure
Trach care


Our Outpatient Services Include:

  • Home Sleep Testing & Overnight Pulse Oximetry
  • Holter Monitors- 24 or 48 hour
  • Event Monitor-30 day
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Sleep Studies—screening, testing and interpretation
  • CPAP/BIPAP management 
  • Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab

Our respiratory care therapists treat patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis, lung cancer, stroke, pneumonia, heart attacks, birth defects, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, or sleep apnea. Trauma victims and surgery patients are also treated by respiratory therapists. 

We also provide educational material for common respiratory diseases and smoking cessation. And with many of our services, a consult with our dietitian, Jill Williams, is included in your fee. 

Call Loring Hospital's Respiratory Therapy Department today for more information, 712-662-6367 or 712-662-7105.