Respiratory Therapy Department

Committed to Help You Breathe Easier

If you are affected by respiratory illness, our 24/7 state-of-the-art Respiratory Therapy Department at Warren General Hospital specializes in treating you. Our professional respiratory therapists help you feel better and cope with chronic lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD, as well as acute breathing problems associated with serious or life-threatening conditions such as traumatic injury, heart attack or stroke.

Registered with the National Board of Respiratory care, and licensed by the state of Pennsylvania, our respiratory therapists are experts in managing life support devices, airway management, mechanical ventilation and other aspects of critical care medicine.
Warren General Hospital’s Respiratory Therapy Department additionally provides our physicians with accurate, timely and convenient diagnostic testing and treatments including:

  • Smoking cessation counseling
  • Mechanical ventilation/Non-Invasive ventilation (Bi-pap/CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
  • Home care oxygen setup
  • Hyperinflation therapy
  • Pulmonary hygiene
  • Oximetry, ETC02 monitoring
  • Pulmonary Rehab Program
  • Cardio-pulmonary Maintenance Program
  • COPD education

Better Breathers Club

Twice a year, we schedule a Better Breathers Club meeting at the hospital to offer education to patients and caregivers on better ways to manage respiratory problems. This club, sponsored by the American Lung Association, offers participants the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in your struggles.

Pulmonary Testing

We offer full range of Pulmonary Function Testing to determine lung capacity and to what extent a disease process may be progressing.

Warren General Hospital Can Help

In collaboration with your physician, our respiratory therapists work one-on-one with you to develop a respiratory care plan that is best suited to your needs. To speak to a respiratory therapist, schedule an appointment or ask for more information call (814) 723-4973 ext. 1633.