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Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy provides comprehensive care and testing for patients suffering from breathing disorders caused by heart or lung disease.

Data from Respiratory Therapy tests and exams provides primary and specialty physicians with information to help with diagnosis and treatment. Staff of Respiratory Therapists treat newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Inpatient services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outpatient services are by appointment and require a physician order.

CCMH's Respiratory Therapy department, located on the second floor of the hospital, provides comprehensive care and testing for patients suffering from breathing disorders caused by heart or lung disease. Learn more about this group at www.cchwyo.org/RT.

Common Outpatient Exams

Check out the list of common outpatient exams performed in Cardiopulmonary Services.

Pulmonary Function Test (PFT): This test may be performed for patients with symptoms of lung problems, as part of a routine physical, or to assess how well your lungs are functioning before undergoing surgery. A PFT can be used to help diagnose asthma, allergies, emphysema (COPD), and other lung disorders.

Electroencephalogram (EEG): This is the primary main diagnostic test for epilepsy/seizures. An EEG may also play a role in diagnosing other brain disorders such as brain injury, stroke, sleep disorders, or dementia.

Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG): This test looks for patterns among heartbeats and rhythms to diagnose various heart conditions. An EKG is a noninvasive, painless test and takes just a few minutes.

Shape Test: which is an exercise test to evaluate shortness of breath.

Sleep Study: This test is performed in the Sleep Center, which is specially designed for sleep studies and provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment for more than 70 different sleep disorders. The most commonly treated sleep disorders are: snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and shift work disorder. The Sleep Center at Campbell County Health is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and is one of only three accredited programs in the state of Wyoming.

Our Staff

Respiratory Therapists are classified as a CRT or RRT. A Respiratory Therapist obtains a college degree in Respiratory Care and must pass a test given by the National Board for Respiratory Care to obtain the credentials of a CRT or RRT.

Respiratory Therapists must possess a current license valid in the State of Wyoming and complete annual continuing education. Respiratory care encompasses laboratory, rehabilitation and hospital to home services. Respiratory therapists are prepared to perform advanced procedures and emergency management.

The Sleep Center at Campbell County Health is staffed by licensed Polysomnography technologists and registered respiratory therapists that can perform overnight, daytime or home sleep studies. The Sleep Center staff provides convenient scheduling, ongoing sleep wellness education, mask fitting and CPAP desensitization.

For Referring Physicians

Please view the Information for Physicians page for more information.

Contact

Find Respiratory Therapy at:
Location: Campbell County Memorial Hospital, 501 S. Burma Avenue, Second Floor North, Gillette, Wyoming 82716
Phone: 307-688-2300
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm; Saturday-Sunday, Closed
Manager: Gary Cortez

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