Cardiopulmonary Services

The Cardiopulmonary Services Department at Mary Greeley Medical Center provides respiratory care for patients throughout the hospital. Cardiopulmonary Services prides itself on its state-of-the-art equipment, staff retention and the receptiveness of our respiratory care practitioners (RCPs) to the latest treatments and techniques.

Patients needing attention from our RCPs typically have a cardiac diagnosis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, or emphysema), cystic fibrosis (CF) or pneumonia.

For more information, call us at 515-239-2612 or contact us via e-mail.

Services and Staff

Our respiratory care practitioners (RCPs) are registered or registry eligible, and many are cross-trained in special procedures. Therapists provide inpatient diagnostic services, treatment and education, including:

  • Bedside consultation and assessment
  • Continuous therapy, such as oxygen, aerosol, infant hood, oxygen mist tent
  • Diagnostics in pulse oximetry, spirometry, electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, arterial blood gas sampling and analysis, bronchoscopy and thoracentesis assist
  • Critical care, BIPAP (bilateral intermittent positive airway pressure) and ventilator management
  • Discharge planning and patient education in nebulizers, metered dose inhalers and other medication and equipment.

Health Education

Our staff offers health education services to the community, such as:

  • Tobacco education in schools
  • Smoking cessation consultation
  • Education for those suffering from asthma, COPD and CF

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