Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory care is given to those who are being tested for and have been diagnosed with cardiopulmonary disorders.

Some examples of those disorders are asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, and other obstructive and/or restrictive lung diseases.

Respiratory care may be given to patients of all ages.

Some of the tests done by our Registered Respiratory Therapists are Pulmonary Function Testing, Cardiac Stress Testing, EKG's, Holter Monitoring, and 30-day Event Monitoring.

Another test offered here at MRH is a sleep study. These are done for people who have sleep disorders, such as daytime sleepiness, snoring, restless sleep, or morning headaches. It is estimated that 9 % of all males and 4% of all females have some form of sleep disorder. In addition, it is estimated that more than 40% of all Americans over 60 years of age (about 2.5 Million) may suffer from sleep apnea.

Sleep testing can be the definitive tool in the evaluation of these and other patients leading to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, thus saving thousands of dollars in medical care and most importantly, restoring and saving patients lives.

For more information, contact the Respiratory Therapy Department at Madison Regional Health at 605-256-6551.

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Diabetes Support Group
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Our free diabetes support group is for individuals, families and care givers. It gives you a chance to connect and share with others. Some of the topics include nutrition, wound care, medications and eye care. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm in the conference room at Madison Regional Health System. Sponsored by the MRHS Diabetes Education Program, which is certified by the American Diabetes Association.

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