Bonner General Health’s Cardiopulmonary Services department provides both diagnostic as well as therapeutic services to people with lung and/or heart disorders. These services, also known as “Respiratory Therapy” are available on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
Our licensed, credentialed respiratory therapists work with patients of all ages in every department of the hospital. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our therapists work with a full range of patients from newborn infants to those reaching the end of their lives. We care for those with chronic lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer; and acute conditions such as pneumonia and traumatic lung injury. We also teach patients post-operative breathing exercises and smoking cessation.
Our Cardiopulmonary staff are all certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation, and they earn continuing education units throughout the year.
Services we provide to our patients include:
- Arterial Blood Gases
- Bronchodilator Therapy
- Continuous Ventilator Care
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Exercise Stress Testing
- Oxygen Therapy
- Post Operative Breathing Training
- Pulmonary Education
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Holter Monitoring(48 Hour) and Multi-Day Monitoring and Evaluation
Better Breathers Club
Bonner General Health hosts a monthly Better Breathers Club meetings at no cost to individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers.
Led by an American Lung Association trained facilitator, these meetings will teach you better ways to cope with your diagnosis and live life to the fullest.
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 P.M. in the East Classroom located in the hospital at 520 N. Third Avenue in Sandpoint.
Call 208-265-1045 to RSVP or simply attend the meeting.
Click HERE for more information on the American Lung Association’s Better Breathers Club.