Respiratory therapy services at Owatonna Hospital help patients of all ages breathe easy-whether they're babies or adults.
Our registered respiratory therapists are available to treat inpatients who suffer from chronic lung conditions, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis. This type of therapy also can benefit patients with cystic fibrosis and lung cancer, as well as those who have experienced lung damage due to a heart attack or trauma.
Respiratory therapists are a key part of our health care team, working together with other medical professionals with one goal in mind: to help patients gain control of their conditions and successfully resume daily activities.
In addition to providing inpatient therapy, staff members also perform diagnostic services and outpatient testing, as well as offer hands-on education to help patients use their inhalers and manage medications for optimum results.
Respiratory tests at Owatonna Hospital include:
The Platinum Elite™ body plethysmograph at Owatonna Hospital, measures lung capacity.