A UnityPoint respiratory therapist evaluates, manages and cares for all types of patients from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to elderly patients who are suffering from lung-related diseases. Respiratory care services provide temporary relief to patients with chronic lung conditions, as well as emergency care. Services are provided for but are not limited to:
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Sleep apnea
- Airway management
- Mechanical ventilation
A respiratory therapist is a vital part of the clinical staff at UnityPoint at Home and works closely with physicians and nurses to develop a plan of care that will help the patient achieve optimal health. They are dedicated to providing quality care and service to make sure all the needs of the respiratory patient are met.