Our respiratory care includes a full range of services for the patient suffering from breathing problems. Special services provided by the department also include:
St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital has several respiratory therapists who have earned certification as asthma educators.
With the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, you can:
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Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Any motivated individual with symptomatic COPD who is medically stable and has no acute symptoms is eligible for admission into this rehabilitation program, under his/her physician’s care. The patient will undergo an initial screening that includes medical history, psychosocial state, pulmonary function, exercise load and endurance, severity of disease, diet, body fat, depression screening, and pulmonary knowledge.
Considering the results of the initial assessment, each patient is given an individualized multidisciplinary training program that may include:
Upon discharge from this program, the patient may choose to enter a maintenance program or follow a predetermined home exercise routine.
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St.Vincent Home Medical offers items that can assist individuals with breathing problems.
Pulmonary specialists in Surgery Services are performing cutting-edge procedures that are helping patients with complicated breathing problems.
St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital is one of only a few hospitals in Indiana performing bronchial thermoplasty, a minimally invasive procedure for severe persistent asthma.
Dr. David Mares explained that bronchial thermoplasty does not cure asthma, but it can reduce severe asthma symptoms in patients 18 years or older who are not well controlled with standard asthma medications.
"Some people on aggressive asthma medication may begin to have side effects that affect their health and quality of life. These include weight gain or worsening diabetes," Dr. Mares said.
Bronchial thermoplasty involves a bronchoscope and a specialized probe that heats the muscles around the bronchial tubes. The applied heat decreases the muscles' ability to squeeze and tighten the airway. The bronchoscopic procedure is performed in three visits, each treating a different area of the lungs and scheduled approximately three weeks apart.
"Bronchial thermoplasty has been shown to improve asthma control and symptoms that may affect quality of life, including decreased severe asthma attacks, reduced ER visits and hospitalization for respiratory symptoms and fewer days lost from work, school and other daily activities due to asthma," Dr. Mares said.
The hospital Foundation provided the funds needed to purchase the specialized thermoplasty equipment for the Surgery Department.