Respiratory Health

The respiratory system is vital to good health and is responsible for providing oxygen to the body and expelling carbon dioxide. The lungs are the primary organs in the respiratory system and may be impacted by diseases and conditions such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, influenza, pneumonia and other illnesses.

Respiratory therapists, under the direction of a physician, are licensed professionals who use evidence-based protocols to evaluate and treat patients with breathing disorders. Therapists also help to educate patients and families about disease processes relating to the cardiopulmonary system. All respiratory therapists are credentialed by the National Board of Respiratory Care.

Maury Regional Health offers a wide range of services to both inpatients and outpatients.

 Inpatient services include:

  • Oxygen administration
  • Aerosol and humidity therapy
  • Pulmonary hyperinflation therapy
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Mechanical ventilation

Outpatient services include:

  • Arterial blood gases (ABG)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) testing
  • Pulmonary function test (PFT)
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

Services vary by facility. A physician's order is required for outpatient services. Contact the facility in your area for more information.

Recognized for Medical Excellence

For 2021, Maury Regional Medical Center was recognized among the top 10 percent of the nation for medical excellence in the area of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by CareChex®, an information service of Quantros, Inc.