Helping You Breathe More Easily
people take breathing for granted. But if you are having trouble breathing
because of chronic lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, or
emphysema, or are having breathing issues due to a heart condition, cystic
fibrosis, lung cancer, AIDS or a sleep disorder, breathing can be a major
Catholic Medical Center’s
Respiratory Therapy team combines its refined clinical skills with the latest
technology to provide a wide range of specialty respiratory services to
patients of all ages in critical, emergency, inpatient and outpatient settings.
conjunction with the neurophysiology lab, pulmonary function lab and the New England Sleep Center
at CMC to offer a full complement of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic
services. State-of-the-art diagnostic pulmonary function equipment allows us to
perform screening spirometry and complete pulmonary function studies using body
plethysmography in a warm and friendly environment.
goal of our respiratory diagnostic testing and treatment is to have you
breathing more easily. You can access outpatient diagnostic testing, as well as
24-hour in-hospital respiratory care, at CMC.
Range of Treatment Options
on your diagnosis, your treatment could include any of the following:
- Oxygen administration to assist with
- Mechanical ventilation if you cannot breathe
adequately on your own
- Therapies to help recover lung function
- Aerosol medications to alleviate breathing
problems and to prevent respiratory infections
- Rehabilitation activities, such as
low-impact aerobic exercises to improve chronic lung
- Participating in a smoking cessation program
to improve lung function
CMC Respiratory Services staff members are licensed by the National Board for
Respiratory Care and the State of New Hampshire.
CMC Respiratory Services Diagnostic
Outpatient Diagnostic Testing
– Friday, excluding holidays
AM to 4 PM
For more information on respiratory services
at CMC, call (603) 626-2626.