Respiratory Therapy

At Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, under the direction of a board certified pulmonologist, highly trained, licensed respiratory care practitioners provide:

  • Aerosol Therapy - high flow nebulizer delivery and metered dose inhaler instruction for pulmonary illnesses such as emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer.
  • Asthma Education for all ages, based on National Institute of Health guidelines.
  • Bronchial hygiene treatment and education using incentive spirometry, chest physiotherapy, and positive expitory pressure therapy to clear secretions and ventilate lungs.
  • Arterial Blood Gases to determine the level of blood oxygen and lung ventilation.
  • Oxygen Therapy titration (adjustment) and education to maximum benefit levels.
  • Pulse Oximetry to measure blood oxygen level.
  • Bipap and CPAP instruction for the treatment of chronic respiratory failure and sleep disorders.
  • Insurance determination for oxygen therapy.
  • Respiratory Therapy Services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.