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Respiratory services

Respiratory services

For more information on
Respiratory services
call 763-236-6867.

Professionals from Respiratory Services assist physicians in diagnosing pulmonary (lung) illnesses and provide therapy, management and education to improve respiratory health.

Services include pulmonary function testing ,arterial blood gas analysis ,mechanical ventilator support and various respiratory treatments.

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Pulmonary function testing

Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and release air and how well they move gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere into the body's circulation.

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Arterial blood gas analysis

Blood gases is a measurement of how much oxygen and carbon dioxide is in your blood.

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Mechanical ventilator support

A mechanical ventilator is a machine that assists breathing.

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The respiratory therapists also provide important information and education on self-management techniques that help individuals and families deal with chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma and COPD.

Respiratory therapists provide care to patients in the Emergency Department and inpatients of all ages, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Outpatient pulmonary function testing is available Monday through Friday by physician referral and appointment. Call 763-236-6867.

Award-winning care

U.S. News and World Report ranked Mercy Hospital in the top 50 hospitals in the nation in 2002, 2003 and 2004 for the care provided for respiratory illness.

In addition, Mercy, with Unity Hospital, earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), awarded to only the top 10 percent of hospitals in the U.S.

Providers


For more information on
Respiratory services
call 763-236-6867.

Pulmonary & critical care

Pulmonary diseases

Lung Power: Pulmonary rehabilitation program


For more information on
Respiratory services
call 763-236-6867.

Mercy Respiratory Services offers an education and exercise program called Lung Power for patients with chronic lung disease (COPD) and their families. The program teaches you about your illness and how to manage your condition. A respiratory therapist helps you improve your stamina and your potential for a more active life.

The educational series consists of six weekly classes and an individualized, supervised exercise program to increase exercise tolerance. A physician referral is required for program participation.

A physician referral is required to enroll in Lung Power. To learn more about the Lung Power program call 763-236-6867.

Focused Asthma Management Education (FAME)

Mercy Respiratory Services offers individualized education on managing your asthma. You will learn how to get the most from your breathing medications. A respiratory therapist will help you identify potential triggers and troublemakers that cause asthma attacks. A baseline breathing test is performed.

Ask your doctor to refer you for this valuable self-management program.

Tobacco intervention program

Mercy Hospital offers tobacco intervention programs for inpatients and outpatients. If you are at Mercy Hospital for medical reasons and are a smoker, you can ask to speak with a tobacco cessation counselor. The counselor will assist you in developing a plan to quit using tobacco products and will follow up with you after you leave the hospital.

Tobacco cessation from Allina Health

Outpatient programs are also available that offer education and group support, including Quit to LiveWell, a new, holistic tobacco cessation program for anyone who wants to quit tobacco, whether you have tried to quit before or if this is your first attempt.